Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU6)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.502', W 76° 18.331'

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"Hospital Renovation 1907-1910"

— Fort Nelson Park —

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.
HM NumberHM1KU6
Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383597 N 4078107
Decimal Degrees36.84170000, -76.30551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.502', W 76° 18.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 30.12" N, 76° 18' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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