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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Wonderful things are happening here in Memphis. Yes, we have  barbecue…and Beale Street…and Graceland. Bass Pro Shops will be occupying the Memphis Pyramid, slated to re-open late 2011. We also have the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital which grand opened in June. It’s primed to put Memphis on the map as one of the world-renowned hospitals for kiddos. Lots of progress taking place.

A few weeks before the grand opening in June 2010, I was snapping shots of the new, still-under-construction hospital (I took a few last year, and planned on doing a “one year later” type post), and it just so happens the architect also had his camera in hand and I’ve since regretted not asking for a tour….AND I missed the grand opening too! Arrrrgh!

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Photos of children lined the perimeter of the construction site for months
May 2009

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

May 2009
The existing “Medical Center” (founded in 1952)

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

A year later (2010)

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

May 2009

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

A year later (2010)

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Front side of the brand spankin’ new state-of-the-art chidren’s hospital; it’s to the left of the “Medical Center” (see photos #2-5 above)
Building is facing Dunlap (it’s on the corner of Dunlap Street and Poplar Avenue)

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Backside of hospital 
Facing Pauline Street

December 4th is when this $340 million hospital will begin seeing patients.

Stay tuned for Cookies & Cream cheesecake from Cheesecake Corner! I’m also gearing up for my contribution for “Elvis Week” (August 10-16) here in Memphis….like Elvis’ booth….or his statue at both the Elvis Presley Plaza and Memphis Visitors’ Center.

Check out my video clips on YouTube!
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