Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Walden Hospital

Marker ID: THC 2A 82
Location: on East 8th Street at Douglas St., Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 02.708    W 085° 18.137
  35.04513333    -85.30228333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM231M


Dr. Emma Rochelle Wheeler, a graduate of Meharry Medical College, established, owned, and operated Walden Hospital beginning in 1915. Established to serve the medical needs of Chattanooga's Negro community, the hospital had 30-bed capacity. Walden was staffed by 19 black doctors of the Mountain City Medical Society. For 20 years, the hospital served as a nursing school. After 37 years of service, Walden Hospital closed in June 1952.

Tennessee Historical Commission