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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Naval Medical Center

 

[Walter Reed National Military Medical Center]

 
National Naval Medical Center Tower and View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 15, 2012
1. National Naval Medical Center Tower and View Marker
Inscription.

Panel at main entrance:

National Naval
Medical Center
Tower and View
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the
United States Department of the Interior
[1978]

Cornerstone inscription at main entrance, north side:

United States Naval Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
MCMXL
Rear Admiral Ross T. McIntire, MC, U.S.N.
Surgeon General of the Navy
Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, CEC U.S.N
Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks
Frederic W. Southworth, AIA
Architect
John McShain, Builder


Cornerstone inscription at main entrance, south side:

United States Naval Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
MCMXL
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President of the United State
The Honorable Charles Edison
Secretary of the Navy
Paul P. Cret, FAIA
Consulting Architect
[1940]
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Navy.
 
Location. 39° 0.11′ 
National Naval Medical Center - Tower and View image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, December 15, 2012
2. National Naval Medical Center - Tower and View
N, 77° 5.67′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wood Road north of Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Maryland Route 355), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda MD 20889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Naval Medical Center in the 1940s (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza" (about 500 feet away); Walter Reed Monument (about 600 feet away); The Walter Reed Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tree of Hippocrates (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center -. "National Naval Medical Center (1940-2011)" (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. FDR and the National Naval Medical Center. (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "Bethesda Naval Hospital"; "Walter Reed National
Main entrance to the former Naval Medical Center image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 15, 2012
3. Main entrance to the former Naval Medical Center
- note cornerstones on either side.
Military Medical Center"; "National Naval Medical Center"; USNH Beth; Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR); Naval Support Activity Bethesda; "FDR".

 
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National Naval Medical Center Cornerstone (1) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 15, 2012
4. National Naval Medical Center Cornerstone (1)
with the small, Department of the Interior, National Register plaque around the corner to the right.
National Naval Medical Center Cornerstone (2) image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, December 15, 2012
5. National Naval Medical Center Cornerstone (2)
National Naval Medical Center - "1976" Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2013
6. National Naval Medical Center - "1976" Cornerstone
- marker at south entrance commemorating the facility's major renovation, modernization and expansion project - 1976-1988.
"FDR Sketches His Tower and a new Naval Hospital is born . . ." image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 5, 2013
7. "FDR Sketches His Tower and a new Naval Hospital is born . . ."
- interior historical panel, presently on display in the Medical Center's Navy Exchange (NEX) shopping facility.
"Unspoken Bond": statue of a Navy Hospital Corpsman assisting a wounded Marine in the lobby image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller
8. "Unspoken Bond": statue of a Navy Hospital Corpsman assisting a wounded Marine in the lobby
- inside the south entrance near the "1976" cornerstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on December 24, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on December 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on December 10, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   8. submitted on December 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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