Whittaker Memorial Hospital

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Whittaker Memorial Hospital
Whittaker Memorial Hospital (Front Left).JPG
Whittaker Memorial Hospital, September 2012
Whittaker Memorial Hospital is located in Virginia
Whittaker Memorial Hospital
Whittaker Memorial Hospital is located in the United States
Whittaker Memorial Hospital
Location1003 Twenty-Eighth St., Newport News, Virginia
Coordinates36°59′22″N 76°24′45″W / 36.98944°N 76.41250°W / 36.98944; -76.41250Coordinates: 36°59′22″N 76°24′45″W / 36.98944°N 76.41250°W / 36.98944; -76.41250
Arealess than one acre
Built1943 (1943)
ArchitectMoses, William Henry; et al.
Architectural styleModern Movement
NRHP reference #09000794[1]
VLR #121-5072
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 2009
Designated VLRJune 18, 2009[2]

Whittaker Memorial Hospital is a historic hospital building located in the Brookville Heights neighborhood in the East End of Newport News, Virginia. The original section was built in 1943 with additions in 1957 and 1966. The earliest portion of the building has a symmetrical "T"-plan with both Moderne and Art Deco influences. It has a concrete frame, with concrete roof and floor slabs, and curtain walls constructed of alternating bands of yellow and brown bricks. The central mass is three stories tall and has two-story wings. The Whittaker Memorial Hospital was founded in 1908 to serve the African-American population of Newport News. The hospital was built by African-American physicians and designed by African-American architects. It was originally housed in the James A. Fields House, then in a frame hospital built in 1915 before this building was constructed in 1943. The hospital closed in 1985.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Mary Harding Sadler and Kimberly M. Chen (March 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Whittaker Memorial Hospital" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying five photos