Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
St. Mary Louise Hospital
55 North R Street, Virginia City, NV
—Comstock Historical Marker No. 7 —
The hospital opened and received its first patients on March 6, 1876. The daily operations of the facility were presided over by Catholic Nuns known as: “Daughters of Charity.” The hospital was in operation for 21 years, but with Virginia City’s dwindling population, it closed in September 1897, when the last two “Daughter of Charity” left the Comstock. It later served as Storey County’s Hospital until the 1940’s when a fire on the top floor it to close. In 1964, after much renovation the old
Erected 2009 by Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada. (Marker Number 7.)
Location. 39° 18.643′ N, 119° 38.875′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on E Street. Touch for map. This marker is in or near the Silverland Inn and Suites parking lot on E Street, between Union and Sutton Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinatown (a few steps from this marker); Ships of the Nevada Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia and Truckee Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); C & C Mining Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Light District (about 300 feet away); The Big Bonanza (about 400 feet away); The Union Brewery (about 400 feet away); African Americans And The Boston Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Also see . . . History of the Building. The Art Center gives a short history of the building along with vintage photos. (Submitted on December 7, 2011.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 648 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.