Opening its doors in 1931, the old Boulder City Hospital served the builders of Hoover Dam and their families until 1973. The hospital is an important landmark in Boulder City, NV's historic district, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hospital building is a vital part of the history of the community, as it was part of the city that was built to accommodate the men who built Hoover (Boulder) Dam. The hospital was a vital part of a small community that represented an important era in our history-- the Great Depression. The Boulder Canyon Project, as it was called in the planning stages, was part of the federal government's effort to bring the country out of the Great Depression by providing jobs for men willing to work under dangerous conditions and overcome the challenges encountered in the building of the largest civil engineering project in our nation's history at that time. It seems fitting that the old Boulder City Hospital be restored and adapted to house a cultural center and museum commemorating the history of the Great Depression.
Please join this effort to preserve a piece of our past! You don’t have to live in Boulder City to offer your support; Boulder City’s history is of national significance. The first master planned community in the United States, the city’s layout was inspired by Baroque city planning techniques dating to the 17th century, thus providing an array of vistas and majestic termination points to be appreciated by residents and visitors, alike. Its architecture is also significant. Boulder City offers the largest collection of preserved Spanish Colonial structures in the region, along with the Six Companies houses that line its lettered avenues, many of them built in only a few days, but still loved and lived in to this day. Boulder City is a powerful example of a city built in a bygone era that continues to flourish in the present; one that must be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
With your support we can save this historic Boulder City Hospital and establish a museum dedicated to remembering one of the most important eras in our history.
Please visit us at: historicbcfoundation.org or facebook.com/historicbcfoundation