I know it's been a while. I'm sorry. I've been more active over here.
Anyway, this is the old Bald Knob Hotel. It's located near the railroad in what was once Bald Knob's "Skid Row," a strip of bars, brothels, and boarding houses. This one was probably all three at one point. The real business was upstairs, if you get me. As the current owner says, it really put the "Ho" in "Hotel."
The current owners are working on renovating it and turning it into an extension of the railroad museum in the old depot across the street. People will be able to stay in the rooms upstairs and watch the trains go by across the street. Needless to say, I will be doing this, provided I'm still in Arkansas in a couple years.
Here are a few pics of the building's interior. It's been abandoned for years, with the last use being an extremely low-rent apartment complex for people with just above zero means.
|There's a lot of stuff like this to work on, but I've been assured it's all doable. Not pictured: Original pressed tin ceilings|
|Former kitchen area, downstairs|
|Some artwork, soon to be removed, downstairs. A bit chilling, but perhaps representative of a new life...|