Years ago, Baby Girl and I visited the historic Mentone Springs Hotel on Lookout Mountain.
And, of course, we had to visit White Elephant Antiques next door, well-known for its historic building and huge collection of antiques and collectibles.
Mentone is a mountain town in DeKalb County, Alabama, with quaint gift shops and eateries. But its jewel was the 130-year-old Mentone Springs Hotel that overlooked the town. When it burned on March 1, 2014, Alabama lost an incredible piece of its past. White House Antiques, shown below, survived.
A while back, Sweetums and I went and visited the ruins of the iconic hotel, which was built in 1884. I’m not sure what the plans are for the property, but for now the stone ruins and iconic sign stand as its memorial.
Check out more of Sweetums’ photos below and click to read:
My history of the inn written before it burned.
A colleague’s account of the 2014 fire.