Working Benevolent Society Hospital

Working Benevolent Society Hospital (HM700)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.233', W 82° 24.739'

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[Marker Front]:
The Working Benevolent Society Hospital, first known as St. Luke Colored Hospital, was a two-story frame building standing here at the corner of Green Avenue and Jenkins Street. Founded in 1920, it served blacks in Greenville for twenty-eight years. The Working Benevolent Grand Lodge of S.C., at Broad and Fall Streets in Greenville, operated the hospital from 1928 until it closed in 1948.

[Marker Reverse]:
The hospital, described at its opening as "one of the most modern institutions in the South for colored people," had three wards and twenty-two beds in semiprivate and private rooms. Mrs. M.H. Bright was the first superintendent. A registered nurse and a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, she had been superintendent of the Institute hospital. Most of the superintendents after her were nurses as well.
HM NumberHM700
Marker Number23-27
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGreen Avenue Area Civic Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 370864 N 3855900
Decimal Degrees34.83721667, -82.41231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.233', W 82° 24.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 13.98" N, 82° 24' 44.34" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-205 S-23-1293, Greenville SC 29601, US
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