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LeDroit Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Freedmen's Hospital

African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

 

520 W Street, NW

 
Freedmen's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
1. Freedmen's Hospital Marker
Inscription. Freedmen's Hospital was established by the federal government in 1862 to address the needs of thousands of African Americans who poured into the city seeking freedom during the Civil War. The hospital's first administrator was Major Alexander T. Augusta, M.D. (1825-1890), a surgeon and one of eight black physicians serving in the U.S. Army. Blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles R. Drew later managed the facility. Freedmen's moved to this Howard University site in 1869 and became the university's teaching hospital. In 1975 Freedmen's Hospital was renamed Howard University Hospital and was rebuilt at Georgia and Florida avenues, NW, on the site of the old Griffith Stadium.
 
Erected by DC Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 38° 55.143′ N, 77° 1.21′ W. Marker is in LeDroit Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W Street Northwest and 6th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. On the Seeley G. Mudd Building, Howard University College of Medicine. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 W St NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medical Care for All (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ed Murphy Way
Freedmen's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
2. Freedmen's Hospital Marker
(about 600 feet away); Griffith Stadium Site (about 700 feet away); Griffith Stadium (about 800 feet away); Best in the Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaning Up Cowtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tau Beta Pi (approx. 0.2 miles away); The University Next Door (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LeDroit Park.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Freedmen's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
3. Freedmen's Hospital Marker
Class of 1930 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
4. Class of 1930
Howard University nursing class of 1930 in front of Freedmen's Hospital.
Close-up of photo on marker
Scurlock Studio Collection
Alexander Thomas Augusta M.D. image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Alexander Thomas Augusta M.D.
Howard University College of Medicine<br>Seeley G. Mudd Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
6. Howard University College of Medicine
Seeley G. Mudd Building
Charles R. Drew image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
7. Charles R. Drew
This 1953 portrait of Charles R. Drew by Betsy Graves Reyneau hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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