Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital
The Fort Lowell hospital had 13 rooms and accommodated 16 beds. The building was 60 feet wide and 120 feet long. The facility also contained an isolation ward, a surgeon's office, a dispensary, storerooms, a wash room, morgue, and quarters for the enlisted men on the hospital staff.
Fireplaces heated the building in winter. In summer the long hallways encouraged breezes, and shutters, porches, and cottonwood trees shaded it. By the 1880s, a tin roof reduced leaks; plaster and white paint adorned the walls; and wood floors replaced dirt. Behind the hospital, to the east, sat a 20-by-78-foot kitchen building.
Location. 32° 15.609′ N, 110° 52.421′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from North Craycroft Road. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lowell (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Cottonwood Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks / Laundresses' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Lowell Flagstaff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry Barracks and Band Barracks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 161 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.