Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

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Providence Hospital

The mines and miners paid into a fund of a much-needed hospital when they enlisted the aid of the Sisters of Charity, who built Providence in 1892. The initial plan called for a three-story brick building at a cost of about $30,000. The building turned out to be a two-story brick building that cost $4,000-$4,500 to construct.

Interesting Facts

Keeping it local

About 175,000 bricks were supplied by Trowbridge and Nelson, local brick makers from Silverton

Union helps out

Union members paid from $1.00-$2.50 per month for the benefit of the Miner’s Union Hospital in Wallace.

Birth place of a movie star

Movie actress Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner, was born at Providence on February 8, 1921. Her family moved to San Francisco where she caught the eye of publisher of Hollywood Reporter for her natural beauty. She signed with Warner Bros. at the age of 16 and followed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She was established as a leading actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her final film appearance was made in 1985.

Check Out the Other Stops On the Tour

Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe

Grand Theater

Grand Theater

Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

Samuel's Hotel

Samuel's Hotel

Union Pacific Depot

Union Pacific Depot

Wallace Public School

Wallace Public School

Wallace Hospital

Wallace Hospital

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