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Community Hospital (Wilmington, NC)



Community Hospital first opened on February 1, 1921 at 415 N. 7th Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. The hospital provided health care to the African American citizens in New Hanover county and was founded by several local physicians and ministers. When the hospital outgrew its first location, a larger facility was opened at 511 S. 11th Street in 1939. In 1940, a nursing school was established on site and graduated over 250 nurses during its operation. In 1958, a bond was passed to build a new hospital in New Hanover county that would be integrated and serve all citizens. New Hanover Regional Medical Center, as its known today, opened in 1967. Eventually, Community Hospital fell into disrepair and was torn down in 1978.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-046
Scope and Contents This extensive collection includes the original materials and photocopies of the legal actions instituted by Dr. Eaton and his fellow plaintiffs to compel the integration of the fundamental institutions of New Hanover County--the public schools and the hospital--in the 1960s and 1970s. Moreover, the collection also reflects the broad spectrum of Dr. Eaton's interests and activities which included medical and public health issues, education, civil rights and athletics.A gifted...
Dates: 1941-1993

Dr. Leroy W. Upperman Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-205
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the education, career, and civic activities of Dr. Leroy Upperman, including diplomas, certificates, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. Also included are diplomas and certificates related to the education and careers of Callie Smith Upperman and Leroy Upperman, Jr. Materials date from 1934 to 1996.

Dates: 1934-1996

New Hanover Regional Hospital Documents

Identifier: SC-MS-233
Abstract The Committee For A New Hospital, headed by Seymour Alper, sought to plan and construct a modern hospital and to convince voters to approve the necessary bond issue through public campaigning.  After approval of the funds in November of 1961, the Committee began the process of site selection, architect selection, and obtaining approval of the blueprints. Materials in the collection include financial statements, committee records, personnel policies, and additional information pertaining to...
Dates: 1957-1978

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Civil rights movements -- United States 2
Physicians -- North Carolina -- Wilmington 2
Education -- New Hanover County (N.C.) 1
New Hanover County (N.C.) 1
Political 1