Parker in Douglas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor
Dr. Walter Heath was born in 1867 and died in 1912.
In addition to serving patients in Parker,
Dr. Heath was known for making "patient house calls" via carriage and then automobile
in Kiowa, Hilltop, Elizabeth, Larkspur and Castle Rock.
He also served as Douglas County Superintendent of Schools and
with the Parker family, was a financial donor of the Methodist Church
(Ruth Memorial Chapel) on Mainstreet.
The sculpture of Dr. Heath and his young patient
was created by local artist, Don Budy.
Erected 2010 by Parker Adventist Hospital, Dr. Heath's Grand Children - Edward V. Heath and Claire Heath Frink (Dec.), Van Landschoot family, Strain family and the Town of Parker.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 39° 31.105′ N, 104° 45.675′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19751 East Mainstreet, Parker CO 80138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newcomb House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ave Maria Chapel (about 600 feet away); Twenty Mile House (about 600 feet away); Hood House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cherry Creek Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry (approx. 7.7 miles away); Franktown (approx. 9 miles away); Founders Village (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parker.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.