According to legend, Irene Wengel came to Tampa in 1902 to get an illegal abortion in a building that once stood near the parking garage. A couple days after Dr. Frederick Weightnovel performed the abortion, Irene became very ill with blood poisoning; she died shortly thereafter.
Irene’s uneasy spirit is said to haunt the building, although reports say what stands here now is not the original doctor’s office.
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- 266 East Whiting St
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- 27.945187377814648, -82.45713979867247
- Hillsborough County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Tampa, FL (0.2 mi.)
Citrus Park, FL (3.2 mi.)
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Carrollwood, FL (7.6 mi.)
Gibsonton, FL (7.8 mi.)
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