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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Martin de Porres Hospital

 
 
St. Martin de Porres Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. St. Martin de Porres Hospital Marker
Inscription. Established in 1947 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile for the black community because segregation prevented black doctors from admitting patients to the City Hospital. Present building erected in 1950 and named for St. Martin de Porres, who was born in 1597 in Lima, Peru the son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed black slave. He cared for the sick and many cures were attributed to him. With desegregation in 1971, the hospital closed. In 1976, it became a nursing facility, the Allen Memorial Home, named for Edward Allen, fifth Bishop of Mobile.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Location. 30° 40.359′ N, 88° 3.12′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on South Washington Avenue north of Virginia Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 South Washington Avenue, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.H. Council Traditional School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Rest (approx. half a mile away); Home of Joe Cain (approx. 0.6 miles away);
The Allen Memorial Home is behind the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. The Allen Memorial Home is behind the marker.
Battle of Fort Blakely Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mobile National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Coffeeville Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Mobile Bay Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); CSS Alabama Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
View of marker looking north on South Washington Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on South Washington Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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