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Property Name Wesleyan Hospital & Nurses Training School
Reference Number 15000794
State Nebraska
County Lancaster
Town Lincoln
Street Address 2742 North 48th Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/12/2015
Areas of Significance HEALTH/MEDICINE
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The Wesleyan Hospital at 2742 North 48th Street in Lincoln (formerly University Place), Lancaster County, Nebraska, is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of medicine as a rare extant example of a small-town private hospital and nurses training school, which opened in 1906 and closed in 1912, the era of the first efforts by the State of Nebraska to regularize and regulate nursing education.

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