Firefighter/Author Patrick J. O'Brian's Web Page
© 2010 - Patrick J. O'Brian
© 2016 - Patrick J. O'Brian
The West Baden Springs Hotel was constructed in 1902, dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by the media. It still captivates people over a century later with its immense grounds, gorgeous atrium, and the dome that makes you feel like you're outside any time of the day. Serving as a seminary and a college at one time, the hotel was near total collapse when some caring individuals took the time and donated the funding to save the grand structure. It is the subject of several Patrick J. O'Brian novels and a complete historical coffee table book.
All of the images to the left are contained within the history book, a good number of them being one-of-a-kind.