|City/Town: • Hot Springs|
|Location Class: • Hotel/Motel|
|Year Built: • 1940's|
|Year Abandoned: • 1990's|
|Status: • Abandoned • National Register of Historic Places|
|Photojournalist: • Michael Schwarz|
The Mountainaire Apartments in Hot Springs are one of the finest examples of Art Moderne architecture in the area and perhaps even in the state. Originally built as a hotel in the mid-century motor tourism boom of Hot Springs, these twin buildings have stood vacant for almost twenty years. A restoration effort in the early 1990s began and fizzled, but not before a majority of the interiors were stripped out. In more recent years, the roof has begun to leak, compounding the deterioration of the interior. The Mountainaire could still join the numerous preservation success stories in Hot Springs, but time is running out.
** This hotel has been purchased and is undergoing restorations! Go like the Facebook for updates or if you are interested in volunteering! https://www.facebook.com/mountainairehotel/ **