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Old Station Hospital

 
 
Old Station Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
1. Old Station Hospital Marker
Inscription.  The oldest building still standing on the Presidi0, constructed by the United States Army.
1857

 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of the American Revolution California Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.024′ N, 122° 27.307′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Funston Avenue south of Lincoln Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Hospital (a few steps from this marker); French 24-Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Defense Command Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Old and New: Presidio Fire Station
Old Station Hospital Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
2. Old Station Hospital Marker - wide view
"Constructed during the Civil War, the Post Hospital is one of the oldest standing buildings on the Presidio. It served as the first general hospital on the Presidio, Wright General Hospital. After being downgraded to a post hospital after the war in 1865, the original facility was expanded from 10 rooms, plus kitchen and dining room, to four wards, plus prisoner ward and morgue. In 1897, an octagonal surgical tower with windows on all sides was added to provide a well-lit operating room. Patients had use of a hospital library, and a vegetable garden and milk cow supplied the kitchen.After Letterman General Hospital opened in 1899, the building was used as a dentist office, post dispensary and drug rehabilitation center. It housed the Presidio Army Museum from 1974 until February 2000." - National Park Service

The marker is visible here mounted to the wall of the former hospital building.

(about 400 feet away); The Ordoñez Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Philippines (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Old Post Hospital (National Park Service). (Submitted on January 9, 2020.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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