55 North R Street, Virginia City, NV
— Comstock Historical Marker No. 7 —The grounds were formally known as Van Bokkelen's Beer Garden. General Jacob Van Bokkelen was commander of the Virginia City National guard, was killed in a dynamite explosion in his hardware store on Taylor St,. west of C Street in March 1873 that took his life and that of several others. This five acre site was later purchased by Mrs. John (Mary Louise) Mackay, wife of Bonanza King John Mackay. Mrs. Mackay then donated the land to Father (later Bishop) Patrick Manogue of the Catholic Church for the building of the hospital. Construction took place in 1875 at a cost of about $45,000. The four story 14,000 sq. ft. brick building contained 36 rooms with five wards and 12 private rooms. Up to 70 patients could be accommodated. It was partially funded by miners and milling men, who paid $1.00 per month to support it.
|Placed By||Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 271702 N 4354601|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31071667, -119.64791667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.643', W 119° 38.875'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 38.58" N, 119° 38' 52.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203 F St, Virginia City NV 89440, US|
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