- Saratoga County Homestead, a hospital for tuberculosis patients in the early 1900s, just sold for $55,100 at auction, according to the Times Union .
- After a "bidding war," James Walk of Texas walked away as the new owner. He plans to turn the property into a retreat for war veterans.
- The dilapidated property was left untouched for 46 years and will likely cost millions of dollars to renovate .
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A one-time tuberculosis hospital will have new life as a retreat for war veterans if the property's new owner sees his plans come to fruition.
Saratoga County Homestead, a decrepit former sanatorium in upstate New York, was put up on Auctions International by county officials. The county-owned property has long been rumored to be haunted , and it's a popular spot for paranormal "tourists," despite the hazardous condition of the long-abandoned building.
James Walk of Texas placed the winning bid of $55,100 before the auction closed on August 28, 2019. Now, he says he intends to renovate the ruinous property and turn it into a retreat for veterans.
Read on for a closer look at the former asylum.
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