Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU1)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.483', W 76° 18.299'

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"The U.S. Navy's First Hospital"

— Fort Nelson Park —

In 1826, Philadelphia architect John Haviland submitted construction plans for this hospital. This building, which houses offices is now known as Building 1, was made of granite and freestone. Its style is classical Greek Revival architecture, which was popular for public buildings at that time. Construction began on April 2, 1827. Workers removed more than 500,000 bricks from old Fort Nelson and re-used them in the foundation and inner walls. In July 1830, Surgeon Thomas Williamson, who was stationed at the shipyard, was ordered to make the hospital ready to receive patients. Dr. Williamson became Medical Director of the nation's first naval hospital. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1KU1
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Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383644 N 4078071
Decimal Degrees36.84138333, -76.30498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.483', W 76° 18.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 28.98" N, 76° 18' 17.94" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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