Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Roanoke Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District
Roanoke VA Hospital HABS VA1.jpg
HABS photograph of Building 6
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located in Virginia
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located in the US
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Location 1970 Roanoke Blvd., Salem, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′34″N 80°01′26″W / 37.27611°N 80.02389°W / 37.27611; -80.02389Coordinates: 37°16′34″N 80°01′26″W / 37.27611°N 80.02389°W / 37.27611; -80.02389
Area 206 acres (83 ha)
Built c. 1934 (1934)-1950
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival
MPS United States Second Generation Veterans Hospitals Multiple Property Submission (MPS)
NRHP Reference # 12000609[1]
VLR # 129-0038
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 4, 2012
Designated VLR not listed[2]

Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is one of the largest VA hospitals located at 1970 Roanoke Blvd. Salem, Virginia 24153. Since 1934 VAMC in Salem has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served the United States. Health care services have been provided to more than 112,500 veterans living in a 26-county area of southwestern Virginia. Salem VAMC provided community-based outpatient clinics. In addition to the main facility in Salem, there are affiliated services in three community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in Danville, Hillsville, Lynchburg, and Tazewell, Virginia.

Roanoke Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District[edit]

The Roanoke Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District is a national historic district encompassing 34 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, 17 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object. Construction began on the Roanoke (now Salem) VA Hospital in 1934, and various additions were constructed through 1950. The Main Building (1934) is situated on a raised elevation over the front lawn and serves as the focal point of the historic district. Other buildings include the Administration Building (1934), Dining Hall/Attendants’ Quarters (1934), Recreation Building (1934), Colored Patients’ Building (1934), four Continued Treatment Buildings (1938, 1941, 1940, 1938), and Neuropsychiatric Infirmary Building (1936) The buildings exhibit the Colonial Revival and Classical Revival architectural styles that were nationally popular at the time.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings 8/23/13 through 8/30/13". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/04/12 through 9/07/12. National Park Service. 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Trent Spurlock and Elizabeth Heavrin (June 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Roanoke Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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