I took these at the beautiful historical resort known as Sweet Springs in Monroe County West Virginia.
The mineral spring water is absolutely breathtaking. The spring bath house is decaying around the pool but the beauty reflecting off the water takes me to a time long gone.
The CVB building is restructured from the former Marion County Children’s Shelter. Since 1941, the original building was one of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) final projects in the state. When the historic site was in the pathway for the construction of the Gateway Connector road, the efforts to preserve it began. The building wasn’t sound enough to be moved but with the help of the Federal Highway Administration, the county reused the carved stone of the exterior to create the Visitor Center. The structure was carefully pulled apart, chiseled out stone by stone, and re-built to become the visitor welcome center for Marion County.