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West Baden Springs Hotel

West Baden Springs, Indiana
County of Orange.
Off Indiana 56
National Register Number: 74000016
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Watch in
2006.
Congressional District: IN-8 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Tours available: www.indianalandmarks.org.
Web Site: wbs@historiclandmarks.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
The focus of the community that dubbed itself the "Wiesbaden" (West Baden) or "Carlsbad" of America because of its mineral water springs, the hotel (1902) is a major feat of engineering. It has an immense covered steel and glass dome, 200 feet in diameter, which was the largest in the world when built.

Condition:
There are no threats to the NHL at this time. The Historic Landmark Foundation of Indiana transferred ownership of the West Baden Springs Hotel to a firm that has begun restoration. The landmark will open late Summer 2007 as a high-end resort hotel. This particular landmark was partially collapsed in 1996 but has been rescued. The Historic Landmarks Foundation holds a preservation easement on the property.

No additional changes since the last reporting period.


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