Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Crittenden Springs Hotel



Crittenden Springs Hotel, Crittenden County, Kentucky real photo postcard dated 1909. This was a popular resort for a number of years, drawing visitors from a wide area.

6 comments:

scraps said...

wow! How fun to have found this postcard.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Through the years, I bought a number of western Kentucky postcards on eBay. This one was tucked away and I just re-found it recently.

Cynthia Becker said...

Brenda, Thank you for posting this photo. My great grandfather Cochran managed this hotel at one time (1880s I believe) but I had never seen a photo. Do I remember correctly that the hotel burned? I'm away from home or I would look up the details in my files.

texaswillie said...

According to a short write up I got in that County a few eyars back, the hotel was repotred to have been torn down and part of the lumber used to build a house.If I learn otherwise I will post at a later tiem.

Thomas said...

I was born in 1945. My father bought this farm in 1947 and I was raised there. They tore most of the hotel down but left enough for a single dwelling. The living & dining rooms were supposedly the lobby of the hotel. It is in horrible shape today. My dad had 3 or 4 wells drilled at different sites and every one was sulfer. He was killed on the farm in 1961 and they finally got county water there @5 yrs ago. It breaks my heart to see it. We still own the farm today. The KAS & Preservation Kentucky meet here on the 21st and I have the original map of what the hotel was to grow into. So glad to see there are still people interested in this.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Thomas, would you contact me by email at bjjerome@wowway.com