Details for Parkland Hospital (Atlas Number 5507016545)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016545


Marker Number 16545
Atlas Number 5507016545
Marker Title Parkland Hospital
Index Entry Parkland Hospital
Address 3819 Maple Street
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 704525
UTM Northing 3631745
Subject Codes hospitals; institutional buildings
Marker Year 2010
Marker Location 3819 Maple Street
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Dallas first opened a city hospital on Lamar street in 1874, moving to Maple Avenue in the 1890s. In 1913, a new state of the art facility was erected, reflecting a nationwide movement toward modern medical care. The new building was the source of development for the neighborhood as a medical center and also the first home to Southwestern Medical College (now the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School). In 1954, Parkland Hospital relocated to a new facility at 5201 Harry Hines Blvd, where it set standards in healthcare and in medical advances. On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was taken to that facility following his assassination. Today, Parkland Hospital continues to be a leader in providing medical care to the needy.