Location Information
(for the Kemper County Hospital)
Name:Kemper County Hospital [Emmanuel Ridge]
Address:14632 Highway 39, North
NW of intersection of MS 39 and MS 16
City/County:DeKalb, Kemper County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1949-1950
Architectural Styles(s):International, Art Moderne
No. of Stories:1
This building is first referenced on a Mississippi Commission on Hospital Care (MCHC) construction progress report of 1948, which identifies the structure as Project #12. According to the 1968 Hill-Burton Federal Register, this hospital received three Hill-Burton funded-projects between 1947 and 1956, including the adjacent annex.
Brief Description
This International-style community hospital generally retains its original X-shaped form with flat roof and smooth, cream-colored stucco exterior. The main entrance is located near the intersection of the south and east wings on the south façade. The unique entryway/lobby is contemporary in design. It is set within projecting columns that extend above the roof. Each of its openings, including an entry door and large fixed display windows are separated by concrete divides that taper downwards. The remainder of the building was characterized by rows of windows, most often paired. The present windows appear to be modern replacements. A mid-20th century, two-story brick annex is adjacent to the east. All of this building’s windows are modern replacements. Its entry door is recessed with glass block sidelights (Hill-Burton Survey).