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Founded in 1932, Plymouth Hospital was located in a large home that was originally built by Thomas Patterson in 1890. The architectural style is Victorian Queen Anne, with bay windows, stained and leaded glass, interior wood molding with sliding wooden doors.
In 1932 the home was rented by Lena and Alma Weist who had been looking for a large structure to house a hospital. Alma looked after the business and Lena was a trained nurse who cared for the patients.
In the first year they treated 260 patients. The hospital served a great need in the community. In 21 years there had been only three deaths at the hospital.
When Lena Weist passed away, in 1953, Alma could not continue without her. The building was kept clean and in order until Alma Weist died in 1977. A real estate company bought the property in 1979.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Plymouth Historical Sites