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Wise Sanatorium No. 2, Hospital Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Wise Sanatorium No. 2, Hospital Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Jimmy Carter was born in the Wise Sanitarium, October 1, 1924. At that time in Plains, most babies were born at home, but Jimmy's mother, Lillian Carter (1898-1983), was a nurse at the hospital, and there happened to be an available room the night of his birth. Lillian Carter received much of her nursing training at this facility and worked there throughout most of Jimmy's childhood. The hospital is also significant as one of the first small hospitals in Georgia to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical and Hospital Association. Architecturally, its Greek Revival styling ranks it as one of the most formally designed structures in Plains.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-102
Survey number: HABS GA-2213
Building/structure dates: 1920 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1956 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1960 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1978 Subsequent Work

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Date

1978
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Fetner, Steven Ralph
Gaston, Hugh
Wise Brothers
Carter, Lillian
Carter, Jimmy
Wiggins, Ralph
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Location

Plains (Ga.)32.03773, -84.39125
Google Map of 32.037725, -84.39125399999999
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Library of Congress
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