Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco)

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Public Health Service Hospital
Presidio Landmark, San Francisco (former Public Health Service Hospital), 2017.jpg
The Presidio Landmark (former main building of the Public Health Service Hospital) in 2017
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco) is located in San Francisco
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco)
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco) is located in California
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco)
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco) is located in the United States
Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco)
Geography
Location1801 Wedemeyer Street,
San Francisco Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States
Coordinates37°47′14″N 122°28′23″W / 37.78722°N 122.47306°W / 37.78722; -122.47306Coordinates: 37°47′14″N 122°28′23″W / 37.78722°N 122.47306°W / 37.78722; -122.47306
Services
BedsUnknown
History
Opened1932
Closed1981
Links
Websitewww.presidio.gov/trust/projects/phsh/
ListsHospitals in California

The Public Health Service Hospital is a defunct hospital located in the Presidio of San Francisco. The building was erected in 1932, replacing the original facility which had been established in 1875 as the U.S. Marine Hospital.[1] Two wings were added in the 1950s, but demolished in 2009.[2][1]

Language school

In 1981, the Public Health Service Hospital shut down because of budget cuts.[3] Between 1982 and 1988, the buildings housed the San Francisco branch of the Defense Language Institute. It was closed in December 1988, and all remaining students were moved to Monterey, with plans to sell the hospital to the city of San Francisco. In the following years, the building remained empty, and became popular with squatters, graffiti artists and ghost hunters who were attracted by the allegedly haunted former morgue and operating rooms.[3]

Apartments

The historic 1932 Modernist building was converted and rehabilitated for housing, and opened in 2010 as the Presidio Landmark apartments.[4]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Presidio of San Francisco - Public Health Service Hospital (U.S. National Park Service)(archived version at the Wayback Machine, 2007)
  2. ^ Gordon, Rachel (December 5, 2008). "S.F. Presidio hospital heads toward history". San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ a b Berger, Chris (2014-03-04). "San Francisco Military Base Hospital Reborn as Apartments". Curbed. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  4. ^ King, John (July 6, 2010). "S.F. hospital gets proper treatment in makeover". San Francisco Chronicle.

External links[edit]

The hospital prior to the demolition of the wings