Old Post Hospital
This hospital originally consisted of a kitchen, ten rooms holding about 50 beds, and a morgue. It was later expanded to include a surgical wing and a biological laboratory - both housed in the octagonal addition on the right of the building.
Overwhelmed by sick and wounded
troops during the Spanish-American War,
the Presidio's main hospital moved a few
hundred yards to the east to what would
become known as Letterman General
Hospital in 1899. The old Post Hospital
continued to serve as an outpatient clinic
and dispensary until the early 1970s,
when it was converted to a museum.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 37° 48.024′ N, 122° 27.301′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Station 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 500 feet away); Old and New: Presidio Fire Station (about 500 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 . . .
1. Old Post Hospital (National Park Service). (Submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
2. Presidio of San Francisco, Old Station Hospital (Historic American Buildings Survey). (Submitted on January 9, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.