Did you know?
Wallace’s first hospital was called the Frances Holland Memorial Hospital. It was ready for occupancy October 1, 1890. It was built by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The hospital was damaged by the fire in 1913. After it was rebuilt, it was called the Wallace Hospital. The cost to be a patient was $1.50 a day. The building was closed and demolished in 1973.
Ed Pulaski was signed into the hospital as patient 149. He was being treated for burns after the 1910 fire.
As the 1910 fire approached, the three hospitals in Wallace, including the Wallace Hospital, evacuated all their patients to the Osburn Hospital. Wagons and carriages from “Sutherlands Livery” and “Garrett Transfer and Coal” transported the patients to Osburn.
The Wallace Hospital was approximately 50′ by 100′. In comparison, a professional basketball court is 50′ by 94′. Within that space there was a 3-story, 125 bed hospital. Many cannot believe that the hospital sat in the small location that the park that sits now.
Check Out the Other Stops On the Tour
Center of the Universe
Northern Pacific Depot
Opera House and Masonic Hall
Union Pacific Depot
Wallace Public School
Click on the yellow markers on the map to identify the tour stops.
Contact us if you would like to provide more information about the tour stops.
The Morbeck Foundation, Wallace High School students, and Gravis Tech have teamed up to bring you this tour. Wallace High School students have worked hard to build this tour. Students who have participated in the creation of this tour are Abagail Travis, Chuck Tatman, and Alijah Richardson. Each student has augmented their technology education and historic education through participation in creation of this tour.