Gailor Memorial Psychiatric Hospital

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Gailor Memorial Psychiatric Hospital
Opened 1942
Closed 1960
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Memphis, TN
Alternate Names


In 1942, the Gailor Memorial Psychiatric Hospital, located on Dunlap, was opened as the first mental hospital for Memphis by UT psychiatric staff. Ten years later it was already too small for its demand and the Memphis Mental Health Institute was opened along Poplar in 1962.