NEW HOSPITAL TO BE PERFECT
Will Be Fire Proof in Every Respect and Fitted
With Every Modern Convenience
The King’s Daughters Hospital, being built at a cost of forty thousand dollars on River Front, is rapidly showing signs of what it will look like when completed. Contractor W. E. Rubush of Meridian, who is erecting the handsome building, this morning showed a representative of The Daily Commonwealth over the structure.
The second story is almost ready to be put on. The first is completed and the concrete floor has been laid. Just as soon as the concrete floor is run on the second floor the walls will be built and put in readiness for the third floor which will be occupied exclusively by the operating room.
When completed the building will have a two story front on the River and a basement and three stories at the rear. It will be fire proof throughout. The partitions will be erected of hollow tile, the floors of concrete and the walls of stone and brick.
The hospital will have it’s own laundry in the basement adjoining the engine room. It will be steam heated throughout. An electric elevator and dumb waiter are among the conveniences that feature the new structure.
In the operating room on the third floor, every modern convenience will be used. The room is on the west side of the building and a large steel bay window will extend over the rest of the house. A separate room is close at hand for the administration of anesthetic and a recovery room adjoins on the east side of the building. It is without doubt one of the best arranged operating rooms in the South.
A wide porch will ornament the front of the building. The porch upstairs will be screened and will be a great benefit to patients. On the first and second floors on the southeast corner will be sun porches. The side of the corner rooms on these floors will be solid glass windows, which will admit all of the morning sun. Patients needing the sun can thus get the full benefit of the rays when the windows are opened.
The hospital will have three entrances. The main entrance at the front, the driveway entrance on the east side of the building and a smaller door on the west side.
The lot on which the hospital is located is one of the prettiest in Greenwood and when the building is completed and the grounds are fixed up, the entire outfit will be one of the features of the city.
The hospital is being built jointly by the County of Leflore, the City of Greenwood and the King’s Daughters.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, September 18, 1917
THIRD FLOOR OF HOSPITAL RUN
Concrete Floor on Top Story Will Be Completed at
King’s Daughters Hospital Today
The third floor of the new King’s Daughters Hospital being erected on West River Road has been run. The pouring of the concrete was begun yesterday afternoon at one o’clock and if Contractor Rubush has good luck it will be completed by five this afternoon.
The running of a concrete floor required continued work from the time the first bucket is emptied until the last ounce of concrete is smoothed over. This is the third and last floor that is to be run with the exception of a smaller floor in the basement.
The laying of a concrete floor in a fir-proof building is a very interesting sight to witness. The city editor of The Daily Commonwealth was the guest of Mr. Rubush last night and watched the work progress.
One interesting feature of the night work is the lunch hour when the contractor gives a “spread” for his employees. Last night twenty two Negroes drank three and a half gallons of black coffee and ate eighteen loaves of light bread and a quantity of meat and cheese.
When the present floor has hardened, the walls on part of the building will be raised about four feet higher and the roof put on. At the rear, over about half of the building the walls go to the full height of a story and will enclose the operating room, which will be one of the most modern in the South.
Contractor Rubush stated this morning that it probably will take two or two and a half months to complete the work, the time necessary being due almost entirely now to the weather.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, August 22, 1917
KING’S DAUGHTERS SHOWER
The new King’s Daughters Hospital is to have it’s formal opening on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 3rd at 3 o’clock.
This occasion, anxiously awaited and long-looked forward to affair, is to be one of the red letter days in the history of Leflore County. The opening of this beautiful and worthy institution marks, probably more so than does any other single thing-the progress of the city and section in community welfare cooperation.
A dedication service will be held and an enjoyable short programme will be arranged, when the hospital will be turned over to the King’s Daughters.
After these services, the guests are cordially invited to go through this magnificent structure and see with their own eyes what has been brought to their own dear town for their own dear people by the King’s Daughters. Admirable eyes will proclaim it the most beautiful and most intensively needed institution of it’s kind in the Magnolia State. Favorable comment will describe it as the greatest movement ever successfully terminated here and others will stand by as they tour the entire building, and silently thank these wonderful ladies, who are doing so very, very much for the country and will be thankful for the fact that they are residing within the boundary of old Greenwood, that they too, may have the opportunity of enjoying such a luxurious and modern establishment as this, when they need it’s services.
During the expeditions through the new hospital by request of many interested citizens, the opportunity to give this honorable cause has been extended. These will present themselves in the form of a shower for the new sanitarium. Then again, it has been arranged for all who do not want to take the responsibility of making the several purchases for the shower, that these might drop a silver offering into the plate at the door and the sum of this collection will be administered in a very efficient way toward the furnishing of the hospital.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, April 3, 1918Home | Back