The James M. Kennedy Hospital -- Memphis TN
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N 35° 06.303 W 089° 55.803
16S E 232930 N 3888621
Quick Description: This historic marker is at Bldg. 1 on what is known as the "South Campus" of the University of Memphis
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2015 1:16:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMNKPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 6

Long Description:
The South Campus of the University of Memphis repurposes WWII_era US Army hospital buildings to educate students. The south campus is primarily used for professional and continuing education students.

The historic marker reads as follows:

"Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital

A U.S. Army hospital on this site treated more than 44,000 combat veterans during World War II. Opened Jan. 23, 1943, it was named for the late Brig. Gen. James M. Kennedy, distinguished Army surgeon and veteran of both the Spanish-American War and World War I. The hospital was turned over to the Veterans Administration in 1946. The property became the South Campus of Memphis State University in 1967."
Marker Name: Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 0

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Shelby County Historical Commission and Memphis State University


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