$7,000 APPROPRIATED FOR KING’S DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL
$5,000 by Board of Supervisors and $2,000 by City Council
The Circle Has Thus Been Enabled to Purchase the
Bew Residence for a Hospital
The members of the King’s Daughters Circle of Greenwood are doubtless the happiest lot of people in Mississippi. The action of the board of Supervisors and the City Council last Tuesday in appropriating $5,000 and $2,000 respectively to aid the Circle in purchasing and converting the Bew residence on River Front into a hospital is just cause for the ladies to be proud of the success which has crowned their noble efforts to provide the public an up-to-date hospital in Greenwood, and the Commonwealth most heartily congratulates them upon the accomplishment of this good work.
A large number of the members of the Circle, accompanied by several interested gentlemen, went in a body before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning to ask for the appropriation. Hons. R.V. Pollard, J.A. Tyson and several others present made splendid talks to the Board explanatory of the aims and the objects of the King’s Daughters in their hospital work, after which a motion prevailed to appropriate $5,000 to aid the ladies in the purchase of the Bew residence.
The matter was presented to the City Council Tuesday evening, Hon. J.A. Tyson being spokesman for the King’s Daughters. After giving the request consideration a motion prevailed to appropriate $2,000 to assist the Circle in repairing and converting the Bew residence into a hospital.
The King’s Daughters bought the Bew property for $7,000 and the price paid is very reasonable considering the location, and the size of the residence and the lots. When properly arranged for hospital purposes ( which will be done promptly ) it will be an ideal place for all who may have cause to require the accommodation and convenience of hospital treatment.
Everybody is delighted with the location of the hospital, and everybody endorses the action of the Board of Supervisors and the City Council in making the appropriations to assist the Kings’ Daughters in purchasing the Bew property to use in the good work they are so nobly engaged in.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, April 10,1908
King’s Daughters Hospital at It’s New Home.
The King’s Daughters Hospital is now in it’s handsome new home on River Front, having moved there the first of the week. It will be remembered that the Circle recently purchased the Bew residence, which has been enlarged and converted into an up-to-date Hospital building, of which our people have just cause to be proud. The different rooms are being voluntarily furnished by different individuals and societies. We congratulate the Circle upon the completion of the repairs on their building, as well as upon getting into their Hospital Home, where they are in better position than ever to alleviate the sufferings of all who may find it necessary to go there for treatment.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, September 25,1908Home | Next