|Grand entrance with brick drive|
|After the original structure burnt down in 1901, the owner rebuilt it |
more impressive than the previous building
to compete with neighboring resort hotel in French Lick.
The new structure included (at the time) the world's largest dome roof.
|Domed skylights seen from the lobby|
|In addition to the complex history of this building,|
it served as a seminary for 30 years until 1964 when it closed to low enrollment.
|Stained glass was added by the Jesuits when they used the atrium as a chapel.|
|Seventy-five years after closing as a resort, |
West Baden Springs was renovated & reopened in 2007.
You can see the hotel rooms overlooking the lobby
(behind that handsome toddler).