Details for Post Hospital (Atlas Number 5061004086)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061004086


Marker Number 4086
Atlas Number 5061004086
Marker Title Post Hospital
Index Entry Post Hospital
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 651008
UTM Northing 2865421
Subject Codes buildings; hospitals; forts; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Admin. Bldg., campus of Texas Southmost College, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text In March 1868, Captain William Alonzo Wainwright arrived in Brownsville to supervise the rebuilding of Fort Brown following the Civil War and an 1867 hurricane. One of the first structures built under his direction was the Post Hospital, completed in 1869 and noted for its classical design and Palladian influences. First Lt. William C. Gorgas began studies that led to the discovery of the source of yellow fever while he was based here in 1883.