Sentara Leigh History Wall

Sentara Leigh History Wall

Location – Norfolk, VA

Size – 36 feet x 9 feet

Designer – Noyes Art Designs

The last piece of our 3 year project with Sentara Leigh Hospital was the July installation of the history wall. After much discussion, it was decided to put the history wall on a long wall at the back of the lobby. We worked hard to gather archival pieces of equipment as well as photographs and published articles about the 110 year history of the hospital. All of these pieces and parts were designed, according to eras, to be installed on a wallcovering of an enlarged historical photograph of Norfolk. The history wall became an instant conversation piece for staff, patients, and visitors alike as they gather around the wall sharing memories and disbelief of earlier medical practices. Many thanks go to Southgate Leigh III, the great grandson of the founder of the hospital, for his help in gathering memorabilia and wonderful stories!