The Lithia Springs Hotel Neighborhood 1892, 1914, 2008

If you visit town, don't miss the wonderful new 1:16 scale model of the picturesque 175-room Lithia Springs Hotel, rendered under the aegis of acclaimed local polymath Bud Jones, using photos and the original blueprints, and unveiled during the summer of 2009 at the West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa. The model is surrounded by carved wooden figurines designed by folk artist Don Smith and is the centerpiece of an exhibit collecting authentic artifacts from this now-gone epochal landmark.


Artistic depiction of the Lithia Springs Hotel in the famous panoramic drawing of Tallapoosa in 1892
Left, a contemporary depiction of the elegant lifestyle of guests at the hotel circa 1900. This chapter, and many others from the history of Tallapoosa, comprise a DVD video play sold for $10 titled From Possum Snout to Tallapoosa, a short excerpt of which you can view online here.

The Lithia Springs Hotel in 1892

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Tallapoosa drawing 1892 (looks NW)

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Sanborn fire map 1914


Street map 2008


Aerial photo 2008