WVHS Stone Street Complex
230 N. Stone Street, DeLand, FL 32720 - United States
WVHS Stone Street Complex, located in Bill Dreggors City Park, is part of the City of DeLand’s DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum. Included are the Elizabeth R. Burgess Pavilion, Deland’s only hospital for People of Color, and vintage medical exhibits in the main DeLand Memorial Hospital building. These museums are listed on the National Register of Historic places as a two-building hospital facility consisting of the 1921 4-floor main building that was for whites only and the 1926 pavilion/addition for people of color.
DeLand Memorial Hospital features three rooms dedicated to the veterans of West Volusia. Behind the main building is the Burgess Building, originally the site of a hospital for colored patients. Outside the building, in Bill Dreggor’s Park there are memorials to several wars, a butterfly garden and there is a playground nearby.
In the Burgess Pavilion are three galleries interpreting West Volusia African American medical and cultural history plus a circus-themed Children’s Gallery.
In the main hospital building, visitors can talk with docents at four WVHS vintage medical exhibits including replicas of the 1920s operating room and doctor’s office and rare iron lungs used to treat polio. In addition to the medical exhibits curated by WVHS, visitors will see military exhibits curated by the DeLand Historic Trust.
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