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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

St. Mary Louise Hospital

 
 
St. Mary Louise Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
1. St. Mary Louise Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1875 under the supervision of Father Patrick Manogue, the St. Mary Louise Hospital opened March 6, 1876. The grounds, formerly occupied by Van Bokkelen’s Garden (A German brewery-saloon), was donated by Marie Louise Mackay, wife of Bonanza King John Mackay. The four story, $40,000 building, with accommodations for 70 patients, included a small chapel, a well-stocked reading room and a facility with bars on the windows for the mentally disturbed. To support the operation the mining and milling men each contributed one dollar per month. The hospital was maintained by the Sisters of Charity who resided in the attic. They abandoned the premises on September 7, 1897 after the steady decline of the Comstock’s population.
 
Erected 2003 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, E Clampus Vitus,.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1906.
 
Location. 39° 18.539′ N,
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119° 38.434′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on R Street. The entrance to St. Mary's Art Center is on R Street near the intersection with Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 North R Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Comstock Trail and History Kiosk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nevada Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pioneer Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chinatown (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named St. Mary Louise Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big Bonanza (approx. 0.4 miles away); C & C Mining Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Consolidated Virginia & California Pan Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
St. Mary Louise Hospital, Now St. Mary's Art Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
2. St. Mary Louise Hospital, Now St. Mary's Art Center
Marker to the left of the door.
Additional Marker on the Portico. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
3. Additional Marker on the Portico.
In Memory of
Louise Curran
1917 – 1992
St. Mary’s Art Center
Additional Marker on the Portico. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
4. Additional Marker on the Portico.
Father Paul Meinecke
Additional Marker on the Portico. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
5. Additional Marker on the Portico.
St. Mary’s Art Center
Est. 1964
Has been place on the
National Register
of Historic Places
Built 1874 - St. Mary Louise Hospital
Opened 1876
Re-established 1964 - St. Mary’s Art Center
Additional Marker on the Portico. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 20, 2011
6. Additional Marker on the Portico.
In honor of
Annebelle Shelly’s
Over 30 years of devoted service
To
St. Mary’s Art Center
May 18, 2003
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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