Ceropegia

Ceropegia

Posted on 09/07/2014


Photo taken on March 12, 2011


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hotel
architecture
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bed and breakfast
Alabama
Mentone
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Mentone Springs Hotel


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Mentone Springs Hotel (Sadly, now only a memory)

Mentone Springs Hotel (Sadly, now only a memory)
Built in 1884, and quite lavish in its day it went through some hard times. Extensively renovated in 2010 it reopened as a Bed and Breakfast place. Tragically, it burned to the ground on March 1, 2014 in a fire caused by a malfunction in an electrical panel. Mentone, Alabama (IMG_1005)

A couple of other views taken the year following this one
Mentone Springs Hotel (Sadly, now only a memory)

Mentone Springs Hotel (Sadly, now only a memory)

Roger (Grisly), Ron Hanko, Василий Касимовский have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very beautiful building, sad destiny !
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Nora Caracci VERY BU…
Thank you.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful building. Sad to know it's gone.
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Ron Hanko
Thanks
3 years ago.
Clint
Clint
Oh, that's horrible! It looks like it was a beautiful structure. I'm not much on B&Bs, but this would have been a perfect place for one.
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Clint
It was. I had the good fortune to tour it after its extensive renovations were complete just before its reopening. The rooms were all unique and charmingly decorated. It was still somewhat rickety with uneven floors, oddly laid out floorplan, and lots of creaking. Mentone was the perfect place for it.

The fire not only took the hotel, but a huge antique shop behind, also in a rickety, creaky building, that was loaded with goodies. Haven't been up their since the fire, can't imagine the void. Fall will be a good time to go there to find out if the land is still vacant.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Robert
Robert
Oh how sad! But how wonderful that you preserved these memories!
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Robert
Yes, I am glad to have taken a few photos and to have been inside. A friend will be in Mentone today, so she will be able to update me on what, if anything has been done or might be planned for the vacant land.
3 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
very nice
3 years ago.