Blue Parrot Bistro - Private Residence - Field Hospital - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 39° 49.856 W 077° 13.918
18S E 309002 N 4411376
Quick Description: According to the web site for the Blue Parrot Bistro that currently occupies the building, this building was a private residence at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg that housed many surgeons.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2014 7:32:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMN3N9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
In downtown Gettysburg is the Blue Parrot Bistro, which is in a building that stood during the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Blue Parrot Bistro is a restaurant that also has billiard tables. It is located on Chambersburg St. across the street from the Christ Lutheran Church, which also existed during the battle.

According to the bistro web site, the building that the restaurant occupies sits on the site of one of the earliest houses in the borough. In 1850, Mrs. Schwartz' Oyster Parlor opened and operated for eight years before it was converted to a residence. It is said that during the Battle of Gettysburg, the residence housed "a good many surgeons," which indicates that the building could have been used as a field hospital.

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