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General Hospital

"The Grand Walk"

— Historical Site —

 
 
General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
1. General Hospital Marker
Inscription.  A hospital operated at this site from 1905 until it was demolished in 1984. Originally known as Plymire Hospital, this site was the home office of Drs. Harry and Brandley Plymire until the residence moved to its present day location across the street. At that time, it was the only hospital between San Francisco and San Mateo. In 1918, after Harry's death, Dr. Frank S. Dolley built South San Francisco General Hospital, a 42-bed facility which handled industrial injuries and highway accidents. The hospital was sold to Kaiser Permanente in 1953, becoming Kaiser Foundation Hospital.

Est. 1918

 
Erected 2017 by City of South San Francisco, Historical Society of South San Francisco. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 37° 39.397′ N, 122° 24.967′ W. Marker is in South San Francisco, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Spruce Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Grand Avenue

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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 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 (a few steps from this marker); Women's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymire-Schwarz House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eikerenkotter House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Grand Avenue Library (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Grand Avenue Library (about 600 feet away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
General Hospital Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
2. General Hospital Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here on the corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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