Six Companies Hospital
The Six Companies Hospital was Boulder City's first hospital, constructed in 1931 as workers arrived to build Boulder Dam during the Great Depression. The 20-bed hospital was constructed in the Spanish Revival architectural style, with white stucco over brick, a red clay tile roof, and wooden casement, twelve-pane windows. The hospital housed an orthopedic ward and an eight-bed isolation facility for contagious diseases, named "The Pest House". Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Six Companies Hospital was lost to demolition in 2015.
Backstory and Context
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Developer gets OK to demolish historic Boulder City hospital. KSNV News3LV. November 10, 2015. Accessed June 11, 2019. https://news3lv.com/archive/developer-gets-ok-to-demolish-historic-boulder-city-hospital.
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