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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pest House Medical Museum

 
 
Pest House Medical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Pest House Medical Museum Marker
Inscription. This 1840’s white frame building was the medical office of Dr. John Jay Terrell. It was moved here in 1987 from Rock Castle Farm in Campbell County and has been restored to recreate medical science in the era of 1860 to 1900. These exhibits represent both the primitive conditions of Lynchburg’s Pest House during the Civil War and a typical country doctor’s office as would have been used by Dr. Terrell following his Confederate medical service.

You are invited to see and hear these stories by taking a self-guided tour of the museum, looking through all the windows and doors as you circle the building.
 
Location. 37° 24.947′ N, 79° 9.489′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The Old Brick Wall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Sinister Activities (a few steps from this marker); The Carl Porter Cato Rose Collection
Pest House Medical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Pest House Medical Museum Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gravestone Carvers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemetery Caretakers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Museums. Old City Cemetery (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Pest House Medical Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Pest House Medical Museum
The Pest House and Catholic Missionaries image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
4. The Pest House and Catholic Missionaries
Rev. Louis-Hippolyte Gache, S.J. and the Daughters of Charity during the worst years of the smallpox epidemic, 1862-1864, these missionaries worked with Dr. Terrell, ministering to the spiritual and medical needs of the patients.
"No others would go near the place...."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 30, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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