Wendover (Kentucky)

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Wendover (Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
Wendover (Kentucky)
Nearest city Hyden, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°7′39″N 83°21′55″W / 37.12750°N 83.36528°W / 37.12750; -83.36528Coordinates: 37°7′39″N 83°21′55″W / 37.12750°N 83.36528°W / 37.12750; -83.36528
Built 1925
Architect Mary Breckinridge
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000792
Added to NRHP October 21, 1975[1]

Wendover, also known as Frontier Nursing Service or Big House, was the first American attempt to professionalize midwifery, led by Mary Breckinridge. The Frontier Nursing Service continues today. Wendover has been named a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.