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Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital

 
 
Aiken Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
1. Aiken Hospital Marker
Inscription.
Aiken Hospital
The first public hospital in Aiken, at the corner of Richland Ave. and Vaucluse Rd., was built in 1917 for the Aiken Hospital and Relief Society, with donations from members of the “Aiken Winter Colony.” The City of Aiken donated 3 acres of Eustis Park for the hospital and grounds. The hospital, built by local African-American contractor McGhee & McGhee, featured a hexagonal cupola. It closed in 1924 but reopened in 1927 with additional funding.

Aiken County Hospital
The Aiken County Hospital, funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Duke Foundation, opened in 1936. A four-story brick Colonial Revival building, designed by noted Augusta architect Willis Irvin (1890- 1950), it was called “the last word in a modern hospital.” After a new private hospital opened on University Parkway in 1976 the building here housed Aiken County offices for many years.
 
Erected 2012 by Aiken County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Aiken County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.862′ N, 81° 43.8′ W. Marker
Aiken County Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
2. Aiken County Hospital Marker
is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Richland Avenue W (U.S. 1) near Morgan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 Richland Avenue West, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thaddeus Church ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Highland Park Hotel ( approx. 0.4 miles away); 1953 Gas Explosion ( approx. half a mile away); Author Jeff Scott ( approx. half a mile away); Woodmen Of The World ( approx. half a mile away); The S.C. Railroad ( approx. half a mile away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company ( approx. half a mile away); Aiken ( approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Aiken ( approx. half a mile away); H. Odell Weeks ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
 
More about this marker. Although printed and casted as 2011, the marker was erected in 2012
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital Marker looking west along Richland Ave. W (US 1, 78) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
3. Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital Marker looking west along Richland Ave. W (US 1, 78)
Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
4. Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital
Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
5. Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital
Aiken County Office Complex, over main entrance, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
6. Aiken County Office Complex, over main entrance, seen today
Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital Marker (r) seen near Richland Ave. W and Morgan Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 15, 2012
7. Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital Marker (r) seen near Richland Ave. W and Morgan Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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