Fayetteville Veterans Administration Hospital added to National Register of Historic Places

The main building of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks stands on the Fayetteville campus Monday morning.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Fayetteville Veterans Administration Hospital has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

The U.S. Veterans Facility in Fayetteville, circa 1937.

Photo: Fayetteville History

The news came last week from Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain, and was also mentioned on the Fayetteville History Facebook page.

The hospital, located at 1100 N. College Ave., features buildings dating back to the 1930s.

From the National Register nomination:

The Fayetteville VA Hospital Historic District is an intact example of a Period II general medical and surgical Second Generation Veterans Hospital incorporating elements of classical revival architectural styles that were nationally popular in the early to mid-twentieth century. The Fayetteville VA Hospital Historic District is additionally significant for its monumental main building that serves as the focal point of the hospital campus, a widespread practice for important public and institutional buildings. The Fayetteville VA Hospital Historic District also exhibits standardized building and landscape designs that were incorporated into the campuses of Period II Second Generation Veterans Hospitals.

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks serves veterans living in and visiting 23 counties in Northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri and eastern Oklahoma. Services include primary care, mental health care, specialty care, women’s clinic, pharmacy, social work, surgery, and nutrition services.

In addition to the Fayetteville campus, VHSO also has community-based outpatient clinics in Fort Smith, Harrison, Ozark, Branson, Mo., Mount Vernon, Mo., and Jay, Okla.