LDS Moapa Stake Office Building

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LDS Moapa Stake Office Building
LDS Moapa Stake Office Building.jpg
Location 161 W. Virginia Street
Overton, Nevada
Coordinates 36°32′25″N 114°26′39.69″W / 36.54028°N 114.4443583°W / 36.54028; -114.4443583Coordinates: 36°32′25″N 114°26′39.69″W / 36.54028°N 114.4443583°W / 36.54028; -114.4443583
Built 1917-1919
NRHP Reference # 02000819
Added to NRHP July 25, 2002

LDS Moapa Stake Office Building, also known as the Virmoa Maternity Hospital, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Overton, Nevada. It was built between 1917 and 1919 to serve the community of Moapa Valley as a local office, classroom and records repository for the LDS Church. In 1939, the local stake decided to relocate their offices to Las Vegas as travel between the communities became easier. The building then sat vacant.[1]

In 1940, the Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital leased the building and converted it into a hospital which opened on January 9, 1941 as the Virmoa Maternity Hospital. The name "Virmoa" is a contraction of Virgin and Moapa. The hospital then was changed into an emergency room in the 1960s. In 1970, emergency room closed and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers purchased the building for use as a meeting hall and museum. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the development of Moapa Valley as a religious and later a medical site.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clark County". Nevada. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ Francke, Bernadette, and Mella Rothwell Harmon (2002). "LDS Moapa Stake Office Building". National Register of Historic Places-Registration Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. ^ "LDS Moapa Stake Office Building/Virmoa Maternity Hospital, Overton, Clark County". The Online Nevada Encyclopedia. 2002-01-29. Retrieved 2009-04-26.