Anybody who has ever wanted to peek inside the spooky old Marine Hospital, a sprawling government complex that opened in the late 1800s and has been shuttered for almost 40 years, will get their chance in October.
Rumors of ghosts, unexplained sounds and sightings, and tales of medical horrors during the yellow fever epidemics of the 1800s have haunted the site, which stands next door to the National Ornamental Metal Museum.
But now you can see for yourself. The developer of the property (scheduled for conversion into condos in the near future) has donated the main building for one night for the annual Memphis Heritage Architectural Auction, scheduled for Saturday, October 20th.
Among the items for sale this year will be a funky padded bar from the old Chisca Hotel and carved stone elements from the Number One Beale Complex demolished earlier this year.
For ticket information and details about the event, go to the Memphis Heritage website.