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Property Name Luckey Hospital
Reference Number 13000090
State Indiana
County Noble
Town Wolf Lake
Street Address Intersection of US Hwy 33 & State Road 109, Wolf Lake IN
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 03/20/2013
Areas of Significance HEALTH/MEDICINE
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The Luckey Hospital is an excellent example of a historic private hospital in a rural community. The hospital was developed by a family of doctors in the small Noble County, Indiana town of Wolf Lake. Though rural, it was also recognized regionally for its surgical services during the first part of the 20th century. The level of integrity of the building and its importance to the larger rural community make the building a unique survivor of private health services. The build ing is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A because of its association with the early development of modern healthcare, and under the area of significance for Health & Medicine.


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