We think this Best Western might have been some sort of hospital at one point.

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    Blogged In Homeschooling at PW | May 18, 2011
    OMSH Road Trip: Day 7 - Sleepover in Thermopolis, WY

    1. gebodogs 36 months ago | reply

      It was actually a hotel built to provide the sick and ailing with access to the healing waters.

      Thermopolis (Greek meaning ''Hot City'') sprang to life with tourist activity when a series of hotels were constructed in the new state park. The last hotel was built by brick layer James Callaghan beginning in November 1917. By June of 1918 the Callaghan Apartments were ready for guests. Mr. Callaghan and his wife Hazel ran the hotel a short time. The two story brick structure originally housed 70 rentable rooms, divided into fourteen sections, each hall containing a common bathing room at the end of each corridor. In 1921 Dr. P. W. Metz purchased shares in the Callaghan Apartment Company, Inc. and ownership was legally transferred. Dr. Metz renamed the hotel Plaza Apartments and Hotel and it has been referred to as the Plaza since then. Ownership has changed many times, but the business at hand has always been to provide guests of the Plaza access to the mineral baths.

    2. Heather L. Sanders 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much! I'll be sure to use this information for my post about Thermopolis! Thanks gebodogs!

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