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118-5160 Lynchburg Hospital

Lynchburg Hospital
Photo credit: Petra Knapp/Aaron Swickard, 2021

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/15/1999

NRHP Listing Date 12/09/1999

NRHP Reference Number 99001506

Lynchburg Hospital was built in 1911 as the first publicly funded and operated hospital in the city. It was established primarily to meet the health care needs of citizens who could not afford to enter one of the private hospitals in the city or were not allowed access to those facilities because of racial discrimination prevalent during the period. Included in the nomination are the main Lynchburg General Hospital building and the nurse’s home. Three noted Lynchburg architects were involved in designing the original buildings and their subsequent remodelings. They were John M. B. Lewis, Stanhope Johnson, and S. Preston Craighill. The evolution from Georgian Revival to restrained neoclassical represents the changes in popular style and tastes in Lynchburg as well as the proclivities of the architects.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: August 12, 2021