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In charge of V.A. hospital construction, 1944

Posted on July 12, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Capt. E.L. Townsend, left, utility officer, and his assistant, L.H. Hundley, superintendent of construction, stood in front of one of the 164-bed ward buildings under construction at the Veterans hospital on Leestown Pike in July 1944. The building was expected to be completed by late November. The Veterans Administration was to begin accepting bids for three more identical structures, bringing the hospital’s patient capacity to more than 1,300. These buildings, and two buildings built in 1938, would form a large square with the interior courtyard to be used by patients for recreational activities. Click on the image for a larger view. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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