Brewster Hospital

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Brewster Hospital
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Brewster Hospital is located in Central Jacksonville
Brewster Hospital
Location Jacksonville, FL
Coordinates 30°19′51.86″N 81°40′8.01″W / 30.3310722°N 81.6688917°W / 30.3310722; -81.6688917Coordinates: 30°19′51.86″N 81°40′8.01″W / 30.3310722°N 81.6688917°W / 30.3310722; -81.6688917
Built 1901
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000588 [1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1976

The Brewster Hospital is a historic U.S. hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located at 915 West Monroe Street. On May 13, 1976, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

Brewster Hospital was the first African American hospital in the U.S. It served African Americans in Jacksonville from 1901 to 1966. The hospital was founded because the healthcare facilities in Jacksonville and surrounding areas denied treatment to African-Americans until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Faced with competition from previously segregated facilities, Brewster Hospital was closed in 1966. The original Brewster Hospital building was recently moved and is being preserved.

Notes[edit]

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

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