"Building 215, Portsmouth's First Skyscraper 1960"
— Fort Nelson Park —Building 215 was constructed to provide a much needed modern hospital and to centralize the medical departments scattered around the base. The 500-bed hospital became the command's second primary hospital facility when commissioned in April 1960. Towering 17 stories, it was the tallest all-welded steel-framed building from New York to Miami. Along with the latest medical equipment, it had a cobbler shop, tailor shop, entertainment auditorium, Navy Exchange and modern galley. In 1973, twelve American prisoners of war from Vietnam were received on the 12th floor, where they were reunited with family and given time to recuperate.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383616 N 4078132|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84193333, -76.30530000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.516', W 76° 18.318'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 30.96" N, 76° 18' 19.08" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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