South San Francisco in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
"The Grand Walk"
The Plymire-Schwarz House was the first hospital in South San Francisco and is now operated by the Historical Society of South San Francisco as a museum. The house was bequeathed to the Historical Society after the deaths of its last owners, Ernst and Margarete Schwarz. It was originally the office of Dr. Harry Plymire, who practiced medicine with his brother, Dr. Brandley Plymire, at its original location across the street at the northwest corner of Grand and Spruce Avenues. Drs. Harry and Brandley Plymire were among South San Francisco's first physicians, establishing their practice in 1900. This 1905 Colonial Revival-style house was moved to its present day location in 1917 to make room for a larger hospital.
Erected 2017 by City of South San Francisco, Historical Society of South San Francisco. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 37° 39.393′ N, 122° 25.017′ W. Marker is in South San FranciscoTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco CA 94080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South San Francisco General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Eikerenkotter House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women's Club (about 400 feet away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Grand Avenue Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Grand Avenue Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South San Francisco.
More about this marker. This is the sixth of eleven stops on the city's "The Grand Walk", a self-guided tour of the historic sites and buildings along or in the vicinity of Grand Avenue.
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to South San Francisco's "The Grand Walk". City of South San Francisco PDF brochure of a map of the "Grand Walk", including route, photo, and information about each stop on the way. (Submitted on July 9, 2021.)
2. Historic Plymire-Schwarz House. YouTube video:
"This video was created by the South San Francisco Public Library on behalf of the City of South San Francisco and the South San Francisco Historical Society." 8m 37s. (Submitted on July 9, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. 3. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.