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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Hospital Renovation 1907-1910”

 

—Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. By 1900, time and use had taken its toll on the hospital building. In October 1907, the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery ordered hospital personnel to remove patients to tent-covered wooden platforms constructed several hundred yards away from the building. Patient care took place in these tents for nearly a year and a half while the hospital was renovated. During this period, two new wings and the Jeffersonian dome were added. The hospital reopened in February 1909. From 1910 to 1940, surgeries were performed under the dome by skylight. The dome is now a Hampton Roads landmark for locals and mariners who travel the Inland Waterway.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Location. 36° 50.502′ N, 76° 18.331′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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