Nursing School Building 1945-1952 Special Collections Research Center

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multi floor brick building with School of Nursing etched into trim at top of building and stone wall around perimeter

School of Nursing Building 1945-1952, Image 11-0344

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Construction Began: Fall 1944

Building Occupied: Spring 1945

Dedicated: June 6, 1945; ceremony held in Hendricks Chapel

Demolished: February 1952

Cost: Approximately $75,000

Funding: Financed jointly by SU and Federal Works Agency

Materials: brick

Location: Irving Avenue at the south end of the Yates Castle grounds

Space: two-stories, 50' x 60'

Notes: To meet World War II's need for nurses, federal funding was made available to provide facilities for the new School of Nursing. The new building held classrooms, a "nursing arts laboratory" for demonstration and practice, offices and seminar rooms. Construction was delayed by winter weather and when it was finally occupied in 1945, no furniture had yet arrived. In January 1952, the building was purchased by the federal government. Shortly after, the School of Nursing moved to new quarters on Waverly Avenue and the building was demolished to build the Veteran's Administration Medical Center.