WEBSTER SPRINGS HOTEL


Webster Springs Hotel


You are looking at the finest photo known, of the beautiful old Webster Springs Hotel. 

Webster Springs once held the largest wooden hotel in West Virginia. Originally, a small hotel was built in 1897 by John T McGraw, who was big in timber and political circles, on the flat bottom land by the Elk River, now known as Hotel Bottom. As the railroad expanded into Webster Springs and the salt sulphur waters gained a national reputation, the hotel expanded to 300 rooms with many guest rooms, baths and other amenities like bowling and tennis.   The hotel was destroyed by fire on July 20, 1925. It was said that you could see the bright sky as far away as Elkins. There is an informational sign located on the grounds above the Mineral Springs Motel where a portion of the old hotel once stood.


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Webster Springs Hotel
The walking bridge to the hotel across the Elk River.









Webster Springs Hotel






After the beautiful hotel burned to the ground, the land was auctioned off.

 

Webster Springs Hotel





 Webster Springs Hotel

Showing the location of the old Webster Springs Hotel in Webster Springs.



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