Description: Sheppard Sanitarium was established by Dr. James R. Sheppard in 1925 to serve the African-American community in Marshall. It was located at 606 S. Carter St. in the historic New Town Neighborhood of Marshall's western section. There was also a nursing school there. The five persons in the photo are unidentified, although the man may be Dr. Sheppard. Three of the women wear nurse uniforms. The fourth wears a utility apron. The building as shown was a three-story brick structure with window awnings. An early model car is parked at the right side. The hospital was later purchased and renovated by Dr. William Watts, who renamed it Sheppard-Watts Hospital. Dr. George T. Coleman, Dr. Frank Williams, and the Wiley College physician are known to have practiced there.
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