Friday, March 25, 2016

The Sebree House - Webster County, Kentucky

Advertisement in the Henderson Daily Journal 
during the summer of 1894.

The Sebree House in Webster County, Kentucky was a popular hotel at the end of the 19th century. Advertisements in many western Kentucky newspapers attempted  to entice people to visit the hotel and enjoy the medicinal waters available at Sebree Springs.

A news article[1] in 1882, gave the following particulars about the hotel: "A band in attendance during the season. Board by the week, $8; by the day, $2; children under ten years and nurses, half price. Four kinds of medicinal waters on hotel grounds. Electro-therapeutic bath for all desiring treatment. " S.D. Bailey, Proprietor Sebree House."

In an advertisement in the Hopkinsville Kentuckian the summer of 1892, an analysis was given of the chalybeate water,including carbonate of iron, sulphate of lime, carbonate of lime, carbonate of magnesia, chloride of sodium and iron held in solution by carbonic acid. 

A fire in 1901 destroyed the old Sebree House, along with several other frame buildings at a loss valued about $75,000.[2]

Published 25 March 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

[1] "Sebree House for 1882," Evansville Daily Courier, Thurs., 8 June 1882, p. 4.
[2] "The Sebree Fire," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Fri., 15 March 1901, p. 1.

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