Sunday, February 22, 2009

Going out West








This morning I was the supply priest at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Graham, Texas. Melisa, Maddy and I had a great time. We stopped by and looked at some cows on the way back. I also took a picture of this old and interesting looking closed-down hotel in Mineral Wells.

As Pcasso pointed out, it is the Baker Hotel. Just for fun, here is a link to "Ghosts of the Baker Hotel." Also, for some amazing photographs of the hotel interior and exterior, visit Noel Kerns' Baker set on Flickr.

4 comments:

Pcasso said...

That was the Baker Hotel and for those of us old enough to remember, it was a pretty swanky place in it's day. Sorry that it has gone by the wayside :-(
Pcasso

Susan said...

My family used to stay at the Baker Hotel when I was young. Even then I knew it was a special place.

Fr Timothy Matkin said...

I can imagine what the penthouse was like. And it looked like there used to be some nice gardens next to the hotel; a little bridge goes from one to the other.

Anonymous said...

I had a great Aunt Bertha that lived there for 10 years until she died at the age of 96. She lived on one of the hills nearby and as a child I would go visit there. No running water-had to hand pump it. Kerosene lamps -Two seater outhouse(which I hated)and chicken coop next to it. It was a one room shandy. We slept on the floors. Never quite understood how she afforded the Baker, but she said she wanted to live and die in a place with running water and indoor toilett. She loved it there.
Dcn. Melody