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Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Whittier C. Atkinson

(1893 - 1991)

 
 
Whittier C. Atkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Whittier C. Atkinson Marker
Inscription. Founded Clement Atkinson Memorial Hospital here, 1936, offering quality health care to all despite inability to pay. First African American president of Chester County Medical Society; Pa. Practitioner of the year, 1960. A 1924 graduate of Howard University, he began his Coatesville practice in 1927.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.219′ N, 75° 48.477′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on E. Chestnut Street near N. 8th Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Bezellon (approx. 0.4 miles away); John G. Parke (approx. 0.8 miles away); Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charles Lukens Huston House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
W. C. Atkinson Community Health Center image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. W. C. Atkinson Community Health Center
Building is now occupied as a clinic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,538 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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