Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital

Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital (HMV6V)

Location: Charleston, SC 29403 Charleston County
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N 32° 47.268', W 79° 56.972'

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Cannon Street Hospital
Cannon Street Hospital, established here in 1897, served the African-American community of Charleston until 1959. Officially the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, it occupied a three-story brick building constructed ca. 1800. Dr. Alonzo C. McClennan (1855-1912), then one of only six black physicians in Charleston, was one of its founders and also edited The Hospital Herald 1898-1900.

McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital
By 1956 Dr. Thomas C. McFall, director of the Cannon Street Hospital, led a campaign to build a new hospital. McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital, which opened on Courtenay Street in 1959, was named for Dr. McClennan and Anna DeCosta Banks (1869-1930), first head nurse of the Cannon Street Hospital. The old hospital here was torn down in 1961; the new hospital closed at the end of 1976 and was torn down in 2004.
HM NumberHMV6V
Marker Number10-68
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina, and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 598366 N 3628251
Decimal Degrees32.78780000, -79.94953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.268', W 79° 56.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 16.08" N, 79° 56' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Cannon St, Charleston SC 29403, US
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