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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > Marine Hospital
Marine Hospital
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created by natxtron on 6/21/2007 5:13 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 4/24/2022 3:39 PM
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Three buildings, including physical plant, main hospital with three wings, and original hospital building dating back to 1884. Other buildings include the nurses' dormitory (not accessible to same property).

Main building includes five floors, including basement and attic. Building is terrific government funded architecture... built to last.

Steam tunnels.

6/9/21 - Currently being developed into apartments/condos.
Construction has been ongoing for months at this point and it's almost complete.


Renovation has been completed for several months now.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - You can lease a unit starting at $2k
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
360 Metal Museum Dr
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner: The Marine Residence
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  • High levels of asbestos!
  •  Interesting Features
    Two buildings listed on National Historic Register.
    Lengthy underground steam tunnels.
    Intact medical equipment, morgue, etc.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • resident artists
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • asbestos filters a must!!!
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera, h2o, good timing
    Original U.S. Marine Hospital, built in 1884, was funded in 1881 by Congress for medical research of yellow fever. The compound consisted of six buildings directly overlooking the Mississippi River just south of the city. The only two original buildings that remain, the Metal Museum's White Building (the hospital's executive building and possibly the nurse's dormitory) and the laundry and mess hall.

    Additional buildings built in the mid 1930's and opened in 1937.

    The hospital was in operation until 1965. Building remaind in use as an Army recruitment and office building until the late eighties.

    Though some sources claim that officers and soldiers used the building as housing during the Gulf War, I severely doubt this as factual considering the state of deterioration of the interior of the building. It seems fairly likely that no renovations have occurred within the last thirty years.

    Asbestos removal was begun but never finished.
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     Future Plans
    For sale for development

    Anyone wanna pitch in a few bucks?

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    L'hôpital militaire
    Thu, Jun 21st, 2007
    posted by natxtron
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    heritage auction
    Sat, Nov 17th, 2007
    posted by natxtron
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/24/2022 3:42 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 24 22 at 15:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 24 22 at 15:41, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Apr 24 22 at 15:39, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Status, Future Plans, Description
  • on Apr 24 22 at 10:30, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Owner, Street Address, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Description
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:35, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 9 21 at 20:52, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Status, Recommendation, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description
  • on Aug 15 17 at 13:18, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Aug 15 17 at 1:44, Dark_Aaron updated gallery #901urbexit
  • on Aug 15 17 at 1:43, Dark_Aaron created a new gallery
  • on Mar 12 17 at 16:22, Emperor Wang validated this location
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