1227 Highland Avenue

Patton Memorial Hospital Nurses Home

Contributing, ca. 1938-1948.

Neo-Classical Revival style two-story building which originally housed the Nurses Home. One-story brick wing added at the northeast corner after 1954. Original two-story wing at the northwest corner. Hip roof. A monumental attached portico with a hip roof and square columns is located in the center front bays of the house. The brick behind this portico has been stuccoed over. Windows are six-over-six. The front door has sidelights and an elliptical fanlight. Central walkway with stone retaining wall. Granite steps. This building, the adjacent Patton Memorial Hospital, and 1230 Oakland were not part of either the Hyman Heights or Mount Royal plats. City directories do not list this building before 1948, but according to James T. Fain, Jr. in the book A Partial History of Henderson County, p. 313, plans to build the Nurses Home began as early as 1938. P. F. Patton gave the land for the building, adjacent to Patton Memorial Hospital. The two-story building included eight bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, and a kitchen. Good condition.
(Sanborn maps, city directories)

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