Mountain State Hospital

Medical / West Virginia

Mountain State Hospital is a now-demolished hospital that was at the corner of Virginia and Morris streets in Charleston, West Virginia.

Pharmacist George Kenney and West Virginia Attorney General E.T. England purchased a residence on Virginia Street and founded Mountain State Hospital in 1921. 3 It grew to feature 120 beds, two operating rooms, a delivery room, and a nursing school.

Mountain State merged with Charleston Memorial Hospital in 1969 1 and closed in 1971. 2 The building was reused as a nursing home, which closed in 1999. The complex was purchased by the adjoining Eye & Ear Clinic and razed for a parking lot in 2005.

  1. Point, Warren. “Charleston Area Medical Center.” e-WV. West Virginia Humanities Council, 20 Nov. 2010. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. Article.
  2. Peyton, Billy Joe. “East End.” Charleston. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010. 62. Print.
  3. Bumgardne, Stan. “A Suburban City.” Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2006. Charleston. 84. Print.