Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio
Dayton VA Medical Center celebrates National Historic Landmark
May 2, 2014
What: Dayton VA Medical Center celebrates National Historic Landmark status with unveiling of historical markers.
When:Thursday May 1, 2014
Dayton VA Medical Center, outside of Building 408 (Colonel Harris Building)
4100 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45428
In celebration of being awarded National Historic Landmark status, the Dayton VAMC will unveil historical markers at eight historically-significant buildings on campus. There are only a little more than 2,500 sites across the country which have earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. President Lincoln authorized the Dayton VAMC campus as one of the three National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1865. The designation spans 51 buildings or structures and 266 acres across the campus. The historic spots include the Protestant Chapel, the Headquarters building, Putnam Library, and more.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, carriage rides, a riding tour and a walking tour will be provided to the attendees to the historical sites around the campus.
Contact: Ted Froats, Public Affairs Officer, Dayton VAMC, (937) 268-6511, Ext. 3919.
The media and public are welcome to attend the event.