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Carver Memorial Hospital

 
 
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
1. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front
Inscription. Carver Memorial, a hospital for Negroes, opened on June 18, 1947, in the Old West Ellis Hospital Building. Named for George Washington Carver, this health-care facility is said to have been the first municipally-owned, tax-supported hospital in America which was staffed by Negro doctors, nurses and other personnel for the care of Negro patients. Carver Memorial closed in 1962.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 94.)
 
Location. 35° 2.857′ N, 85° 19.012′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd near Gateway Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); G. W. Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx.
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2007
2. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Back
0.4 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); William "Uncle Bill" Lewis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
3. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,873 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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