Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of the Ridge Home - Sacramento's First Mercy Hospital
Location. 38° 34.018′ N, 121° 28.792′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 23rd Street south of Q Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Albert M. Winn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (approx. half a mile away); The Dunn Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Fremont Cash Grocery (approx. 0.6 miles away); California State Indian Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Coloma Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sutter's Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . 150 Years of Mercy in Sacramento. The Sacramento County Historical Society's April 2006 article on the history of the Sisters of Mercy in Sacramento: "...Besides education, the order focused its energies on medical care. In 1896, it purchased the Ridge Home for a hospital, then expanded across the street, opening Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Hospital and Nursing School at 23rd and R Streets in 1897. Ridge Home became a home for the aged. The order ministered to many afflicted by the severe flu epidemic in 1918. A new facility, Mercy General Hospital, opened in 1925. Twenty-five years later, Mercy Children’s Hospital opened." (Submitted on December 15, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.