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Tatham Springs Hotel: The Final Chapter

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Jul. 10th, 2006 | 02:28 pm
posted by: soopageek in abandonedplaces

Tatham Springs Hotel: The Final Chapter

What follows is an epilogue to a series I originally posted here in the summer of 2005. If for some reason you missed the original series and would like to view it, here are the links.

Part I - The Exterior of the Hotel
Part II - The Pool  & Bath Houses
Part III - The First Floor Interior, A
Part IV - The First Floor Interior, B
Part V - The 2nd Floor Foyer, Hall, and Exterior
Part VI - The 2nd Floor Interior
Part VII - In search of the Tatham Spring

hen I was home in June, I was finally able to drive out to the grounds of the old Tatham Springs Hotel in Washington County, Kentucky. I had visited the grounds twice in the summer of 2005, taking an immense and extensive photo record of the property. In May of 2006, I was alerted by a friend of mine that the building had completely burned to the ground. As a point of reference, please consider the following three photographs. The first is a historical photo of the building that I found online.

The next photo is from roughly the same angle, taken by me last summer.

And finally, the way it looks today after the fire, from the same angle.

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from: straycat
date: Jul. 10th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you for sharing yet another set of beautiful pictures, though they're sad this time. I had been hoping against hope that someone would take the time to restore that building. It was beautiful.

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from: sterling_kath
date: Jul. 10th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)

This was great from start to finish. Beautiful pics!

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from: versimilitant
date: Jul. 10th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)

Wow, stunning! Did you keep the marbles?

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It ain't pretty being easy...

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from: soopageek
date: Jul. 14th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)


The only thing I can think of from the entire series that you might be referring to is the shot of a girl's ponytaill elastic-tie with the plastic balls on it that I saw on the floor by one of the fire places.

No, I didn't keep it.

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from: scarletdivine
date: Jul. 11th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)

These pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!

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from: dark_mildew
date: Jul. 12th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)

Wow 0_o
Beautiful place..
The distortion of the house is kind of funny :]

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