Details for Harlingen Hospital (Atlas Number 5061002382)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061002382


Marker Number 2382
Atlas Number 5061002382
Marker Title Harlingen Hospital
Index Entry Harlingen Hospital
City Harlingen
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 633146
UTM Northing 2900401
Subject Codes hospitals; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Harlingen Industrial Air Park, off Loop 499 Harlingen
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text This building, originally located on "F" Street, housed the first hospital in Harlingen. The institution was started by local businesswoman Ida Gilbert and Marie Yeager, a nurse. Built in 1923, the structure was comprised of an original center section with two buildings added as wings. The 7-bed facility closed four years later after the opening of the Valley Baptist Hospital. The structure, later used as a rooming house and private residence, was moved here in 1978.