Wendover

Also known as: Frontier Nursing Service, Big House
S of Hyden off KY 80, Hyden, Kentucky

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WENDOVER

By JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22882403

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Description 

Established in 1925 by Mary Breckinridge (1881?-1965), this marked the first effort to professionalize midwifery in the United States. Up until the 1930s, an American woman was more likely to die in childbirth than from any other disease except tuberculosis; the mortality rate was especially high in rural areas. Breckinridge and her nurses provided quality prenatal and maternity care. Their skill and devotion to the cause of improving the health of mountain people has had a great impact in a formerly isolated and rural area. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, August 1, 1991

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 21, 1975
Reference number
75000792
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Log cabin
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Health/Medicine; Social History; Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Clinic; Single dwelling; Institutional housing; Medical business/office; School
Current function
Medical business/office
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1925; 1926; 1939

Tags 

20th Century (29,077)
Built 1925 (865)
Built during 1920s (7,755)
Hyden, Kentucky (3)
Kentucky (4,260)
Leslie County, Kentucky (17)
Log (2,298)
Mary Breckinridge (1)
National Historic Landmark (2,190)
Private owner (54,396)
Sandstone (4,862)
School (4,840)
Stone (26,162)
Terra cotta (3,922)

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  • July 15, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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