Grove Park Inn

Sketch of the exterior of the Grove Park Inn, as envisioned by Fred Loring Seely, son-in-law of eponymous Edwin Wiley Grove, founder of the Grove Park Inn. Image courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Public domain

Like any grand old hotel, the Grove Park Inn has quite a history, involving real medicine, patent medicine, famous writers and inventors, several wars, and even a ghost story. The luxury spa exists thanks largely to two diseases: malaria and tuberculosis.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, tuberculosis, American history, U.S. history