Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses - GHS 25-14 - Chatham Co., GA
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N 32° 03.609 W 081° 06.469
17S E 489822 N 3547107
Quick Description: This was the site of the first hospital in Savannah to train African-American doctors and nurses. Located at 644 W. 36th St., Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2014 2:22:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMKBN6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:


Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses


This was the site of the first hospital in Savannah to train African-American doctors and nurses. Named for Doctors Cornelius and Alice McKane, it began on June 1, 1896, when a small group of African Americans received a charter to operate the McKane Hospital for Women and Children and Training School for Nurses. The original hospital was a five-room wooden building. Charity Hospital completed this brick structure in 1931 and continued here until 1964. The building was used as a nursing home until 1976 and was rehabilitated for housing in 2002.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society
Mercy Housing SouthEast, Sisters of Mercy,
St. Joseph’s/Candler, and the Cuyler-Brownville
Neighborhood Association

Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHS 25-14

Date: 2002

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society, Mercy Housing SouthEast, Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s/Candler, and the Cuyler-Brownville Neighborhood Association

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