Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sutter Creek Sanitarium
1895 - 1927
Dr. Philip Sheridan Goodman. (1867 – 1927).
Office and surgery on ground floor, hospital upstairs.
Miraculous and unconventional, a true
Sutter Creek Character.
Erected 2004 by Amador Sesquincentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 38° 23.642′ N, 120° 48.186′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Main Street (Old Highway 49) south of Randolph Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 Main Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. Soracco Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Monteverde General Store Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Brignoli Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Levaggi Opera House (within Native Sons Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bellotti Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Barker Hubbell (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
Regarding Sutter Creek Sanitarium. The Sutter Creek Walking Tour Brochure states that this building "housed town character Dr. Goodman and his "elevator" to the second floor operating room."
Reported in the Ledger-Dispatch February 27, 2004:
Philip Goodman was a doctor-surgeon in Sutter Creek from 1895 to his death in 1927. He set up the Sutter Creek Sanitarium in a two-story building on Main Street. The top floor was the hospital and the ground floor combined offices, a laboratory and surgery.
He came from Missouri with his wife and a six-shooter which he used to spur on his horse while conducting his rounds. He was also a frequent visitor to the 16 saloons in Sutter Creek and enjoyed firing off that same six-shooter during his “touring.”
His most important medicine was Old Crow Whiskey, a prescription he used for everyone including children and himself.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.