Calling all artists and creative thinkers: put your pencils, paintbrushes and imaginations to work telling the story of Saint Agnes Hospital on Saturday, April 8 for Envision Saint Agnes Hospital. The event is a daylong art-making/place-making event on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University, 1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh.
Built in 1908 from stones quarried from Saint Augustine’s campus, this four-story historic structure was the second home of Saint Agnes Hospital (1896 -1961). Known as “The Healing Place,” Saint Agnes served the African-American community for 65 years providing both nurses training and medical care. In 1922, it was referred to as “the only well-equipped hospital for Negros between Washington DC and New Orleans…” in the Journal of the National Medical Association.