National Naval Medical Center in the 1940's

National Naval Medical Center in the 1940's (HM163H)

Location: Bethesda, MD 20814 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.11', W 77° 5.72'

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected this site on July 5, 1938. At the time, the site was a cabbage patch on a run down farm. This property was originally part of the "Clagetts' Purchase" recorded in 1715. The original 772 acre tract has been subdivided and sold to various people over the years. The U.S. Government during 1938 and 1939 purchased 8 tracts of land which is now the site of the National Naval Medical Center campus. National Naval Medical Center is now located on 242 acres and is known as the "Flagship of Navy Medicine." The Tower, Building 1, was dedicated on August 31, 1942.

Photos of FDR at the dedication of Building 1 and of a rural landscape dominated by the new hospital facilities.
HM NumberHM163H
Placed ByU.S. Navy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318557 N 4319068
Decimal Degrees39.00183333, -77.09533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.11', W 77° 5.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 6.60" N, 77° 5' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)202, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-859 Wood Rd, Bethesda MD 20814, US
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