After World War I, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals were established all over the country to treat returning veterans. However, many African-American soldiers, especially those in the South, were not admitted to a VA hospital. When they were, it was to inferior facilities.
Authorized by Congress, the Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center was opened in 1923. A total of 27 buildings were constructed on the 464-acre campus, which provided housing and a hospital to serve the needs of more than 300,000 African-American WWI veterans in the South.
Batson-Cook was contracted to build one of the buildings in 1926.
Location: Tuskegee, AL
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