January 31st, 2010

How they danced in the courtyard...

The Walker Hotel (Alias) opened it's doors in 1929.
Construction costs at the time ran about $250,000
for the five-story, 150 room structure.

It gained in popularity due primarily to it's therapeutic sulfur baths.

The hotel operated until it eventually went under in 2004.

There is hope for the Walker however...
Recently a Korean-American investment group based out of NYC
purchased the hotel with plans to renovate and reopen it.
The proposed plan will put about $12 million into the hotel and bath house.

This plan was issued in April 2007.
These photos and video were taken in early fall 2009...
From the current look of things, it seems that they are not too eager to begin work...

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