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Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses Marker
Inscription. This was the site of the first hospital in Savannah to train African-American doctors and nurses. Named for Doctors Cornelius and Alice McKane, it began on June 1, 1896, when a small group of African Americans received a charter to operate the McKane Hospital for Women and Children and Training School for Nurses. The original hospital was a five-room wooden building. Charity Hospital completed this brick structure in 1931 and continued here until 1964. The building was used as a nursing home until 1976 and was rehabilitated for housing in 2002.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society, Mercy Housing SouthEast, Sisters of Mercy, St.Joseph's/Candler, and Cuyler-Brownville Neighborhood Assc. (Marker Number 25-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.595′ N, 81° 6.429′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on West 36th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located between Florance and Burroughs Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florance Street School (about
Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses Marker at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses Marker at right
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sailors' Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F. (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Grove South Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lawton Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Georgia Infirmary (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. African Americans of Note In Savannah. Cornelius McKane & Alice Woody McKane made medical history only 20 years after Reconstruction ended in the South. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Sunshine for Women. Alice Woodby McKane (1865-1948) (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,513 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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