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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
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.

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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