Fort Fremont Hospital

.3 mi. from Land's End Rd., Frogmore, South Carolina

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Fort Fremont Hospital

Photo taken by Michael Miller in November 2019

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Description 

Fort Fremont Hospital is significant both as an example of early twentieth century military architecture and as the only surviving building, other than the fortification itself, of the Fort Fremont Complex. The Colonial Revival building was built ca. 1906 to replace a temporary frame building which was the original hospital for the garrison. Since the decommissioning of Fort Fremont and its sale at public auction in 1930, the hospital has been privately owned. The hospital is composed of two sections: a square, two-story section with a hipped roof and a one-story rectangular wing. The masonry building rests on a granite foundation. Slate is used for the roofing material. Projecting from the roof of the two-story portion are four hipped dormers, fenestrated with paired windows, and two ventilators. The hospital utilized a unique cooling system. Air intake boxes under the windows connect to a ductwork system and open at floor level inside the rooms, under metal radiators. Large ducts extend throughout the house and vent out through the metal ventilators that project from the roof. The building originally contained offices, an operating room, isolation ward, mess room, kitchen, linen room, dispensary, and dormitory. The basement was divided into a store room, boiler room, vegetable cellar, and medicine store room. The one-story section was used as an eight-bed patient ward. Listed in the National Register May 26, 1989. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 1989
Reference number
88001819
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Military; Health/Medicine; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hospital
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
ca. 1906

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2019: New photos from Michael Miller
  • August 19, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates"
  • August 15, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Imported Photo
  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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