Then and Now: Dec. 18, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015
The building pictured in Tuesday's Midweek issue was an apartment building when the photo was snapped. But it was built by Dr. J. R. Parker in 1931 as the Berryville Hospital, located on East Madison, next to First Baptist Church. When it began to fail, possibly because of Parker's death, Dr. A. L. Carter came to the rescue. He operated the hospital from 1941 until 1969 when Carroll General Hospital was opened. But even before the Berryville Hospital there was another medical hospital -- Vera Gentry's Hospital. It was essentially a room in her house on West Church Street, just off the square. It had a run of eight years, closing in 1942. The Berryville Hospital, which was torn down several years ago, was popularly referred to as Dr. Carter's Hospital. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

The building pictured in Tuesday's Midweek issue was an apartment building when the photo was snapped. But it was built by Dr. J. R. Parker in 1931 as the Berryville Hospital, located on East Madison, next to First Baptist Church. When it began to fail, possibly because of Parker's death, Dr. A. L. Carter came to the rescue. He operated the hospital from 1941 until 1969 when Carroll General Hospital was opened. But even before the Berryville Hospital there was another medical hospital -- Vera Gentry's Hospital. It was essentially a room in her house on West Church Street, just off the square. It had a run of eight years, closing in 1942. The Berryville Hospital, which was torn down several years ago, was popularly referred to as Dr. Carter's Hospital. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

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