Unveiling of Historical Marker for the Riverside Sanitarium

Riverside Sanitarium

NASHVILLE, TN — On September 29, 2018 at 3 pm the Riverside Historical Society will formally unveil placement of a historical marker for the Riverside Sanitarium, the first black

Womack H. Rucker Jr.

Seventh-day Adventist medical facility, founded in 1901. The marker will be placed at Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 800 Youngs Lane, Nashville.

The first Black Seventh-day Adventist medical facility was founded in Nashville in 1901 as the Riverside Sanitarium. 

Under the direction of Nellie H. Druillard, the Riverside Sanitarium expanded to a hospital in 1927 — thanks to the determination, direction and considerable resources of Nellie H. Druillard, (1844-1937) who served as a missionary in

Nellie Druillard

South Africa with her husband at…

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