Letterman Complex

Old Letterman Hospital today
The part of Letterman Hospital remaining today houses the Thoreau Center for Sustainability.
 
President William McKinley addresses a crowd at the Presidio's new Army General Hospital, May 1901.
President William McKinley addresses a crowd at the Presidio's new Army General Hospital, May 1901.

Letterman General Hospital, the U.S. Army's oldest named general hospital, was established in 1898 to care for sick and wounded soldiers returning from the Philippine Islands during the Spanish American War. During World War II, Letterman became the largest Army hospital in the country, treating over 76,000 patients in 1945 alone. Until its closure in 1992, Letterman Hospital provided medical care for soldiers in every major U.S. conflict of the 20th Century. Today, the new Letterman Digital Arts Center has replaced the high-rise part of Letterman Hospital built in 1969.

Click here for more on the history of the Letterman Complex.

 

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