The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971)

The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (HM1ICC)

Location: Tallahassee, FL 32301 Leon County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 25.62', W 84° 16.926'

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The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911 (since demolished), and provided medical care to patients of all races living in Leon and surrounding counties. It was supervised by Jennie Virginia Hilyer, RN, a graduate of Freedmen's Hospital in Washington, D.C., later renamed Howard University Hospital. In 1926, Leonard H.B. Foote, MD, a graduate of Howard University Medical School of Nursing in 1936, the first baccalaureate nursing program in Florida. He led a 10-year campaign to construct a new modern brick hospital, which opened in 1950. As a major medical center, the hospital provided clinical training for students and opportunities for research. After the withdrawal of federal and state support, the doors of the historic hospital closed on December 12, 1971. Today, the hospital's legacy continues through Florida A&M University's School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and School of Allied Health Sciences.
A Florida Heritage Landmark
Marker NumberF-769
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Florida A&M University, the Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Museum and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 761053 N 3369239
Decimal Degrees30.42700000, -84.28210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.62', W 84° 16.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 37.2" N, 84° 16' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-149 W Palmer Ave, Tallahassee FL 32301, US
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