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Alachua General Hospital

 
 
Alachua General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 25, 2015
1. Alachua General Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Historic Alachua General Hospital (AGH) stood on this site for nearly 82 years. A county or community-supported venture for much of its history, the hospital served the needs of Alachua County citizens for generations as a respected health care resource. Public attempts to raise funds and establish a community hospital began in 1904. In 1906, the Alachua County Hospital Association leased the Odd Fellows Home, built in 1883 as a sanatorium, and in 1928, the 58-bed Alachua County Hospital opened. As community needs grew, the hospital added an annex in 1943 and a staff and nurses' residence in 1944. The Hospital Auxiliary, formed in 1953 as a volunteer organization, provided valuable services to support hospital activities. By its 50th anniversary in 1978, AGH had become a private, not-for-profit hospital. In 1983, AGH became part of SantaFe Health Care; then, in 1996, it was purchased by Shands Healthcare. For 13 years, Shands AGH further developed its outstanding reputation. The hospital closed in 2009 and in 2010 became the site for the Florida Innovation Square at the University of Florida.
 
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Alachua General Hospital Marker and the Florida Innovation Square at the University of Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 25, 2015
2. Alachua General Hospital Marker and the Florida Innovation Square at the University of Florida
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2014 by University of Florida Health and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-809.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 29° 38.949′ N, 82° 20.008′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest 9th Street, on the left when traveling west on Southwest 3rd Avenue. Marker is located in the Florida Innovation Square at the University of Florida. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James W. Norman Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ballpark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Porters Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); John James Tigert (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bryan Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Integration Pioneers (approx. half a mile away); Marshall M. Criser (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022