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Portsmouth Naval Hospital

  • Also Known As: Norfolk Naval Hospital

  • Address: Washington St and Crawford St
  • Vicinity: Hospital Point
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1830/07/00 John Haviland Architect By July 1830, the north wing of the Portsmouth Naval Hospital is completed and occupied, thus making the hospital the first permanent structure to be built out of the Hospital Fund.
1855/09/15 Rev James Chisholm Died After pasturing to needs of those stricken with Yellow Fever, Rev James Chisholm dies of yellow fever.
1855/12/00 The plague ends with the coming of winter. Of those who survived, every man, woman and child, almost without exception had been stricken by the fever and about 2,000 had been buried. Over 500 civilians were treated at the Naval Hospital. 1855 Norfolk Yellow Fever Epidemic
1862/04/00 The Confederate government encompasses the Naval Hospital with earthworks and renames it Fort Nelson. The next year it was occupied by Northern troops and re-established as a federal army hospital.
1909/00/00 Wood, Donn, and Deming Architect Between 1907-1909 the hospital is reconstructed and in 1909-1910 the new wings are added, both projects being conducted under the supervision of Wood, Don and Deming. During the remodeling the patients were placed in hospital tents on the grounds.
1952/07/00 Gene Vincent Health Vincent Craddock recuperates at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital after he shattered his left leg in a crash on his new Triumph motorcycle in July 1952.
1971/07/01 Missy Elliott Born Melissa Arnette Elliott is born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, the only child of Patricia Elliott, a power-company dispatcher, and Ronnie, a shipyard welder and former US Marine.

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Particulars for Portsmouth Naval Hospital:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Health-medicine
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hospital
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance State
Disease Yellow Fever



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72001516
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Haviland,John; Wood,Don and Deming
Architectural Style: No style listed
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Military, Health-medicine, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1832, 1907, 1909
Historic Function: Health care
Historic Sub-Function: Hospital
Current Function: Health care
Current Sub-Function: Hospital

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