United States Marine Hospital (Mobile, Alabama)

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United States Marine Hospital
Mobile Marine Hospital 02.JPG
The former U.S. Marine Hospital in 2008.
United States Marine Hospital (Mobile, Alabama) is located in Alabama
United States Marine Hospital (Mobile, Alabama)
Location 800 St. Anthony Street
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′29.24″N 88°3′17.06″W / 30.6914556°N 88.0547389°W / 30.6914556; -88.0547389Coordinates: 30°41′29.24″N 88°3′17.06″W / 30.6914556°N 88.0547389°W / 30.6914556; -88.0547389
Built 1842
Architect Bunnell, Frederick
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Mobile County Board of Health
NRHP Reference # 74000428[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 1974[1]

The United States Marine Hospital is a historic Greek Revival hospital building in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Construction began in 1838 and was completed in 1842. It was designed by architect Frederick Bunnell and was operated by the Marine Hospital Service from its opening until it closed, in 1952. It treated injured Confederate and Union soldiers during the American Civil War.[2] It shares some design features, such as its two-story colonnades, with its neighbor, the old Mobile City Hospital.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1974.[1] The Mobile County Board of Health acquired title to the property from the Tuberculosis Association on October 23, 1975. By 1983 the board had created an adjoining new structure to the rear of the main structure and restored the historic building. The facility was rededicated as the Major General William C. Gorgas Clinic in 1984.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Historic Markers of the City of Mobile: Warren Street to Ann Street". "University of south Alabama Archives". Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ "About the Mobile County Health Department". "Mobile County Health Department". Retrieved 2008-03-08.