George Boutwell’s

Baker Hotel

Painting completed in: 2014

The Baker Hotel is on the Historic Bankhead Highway in Mineral Wells, Texas and opened in 1929. The Mineral Waters from the area were said to have healing properties and the Baker Hotel was built to accommodate the large number of people coming to bathe there. The Baker was host to the Elite of the Nation and its Ballrooms featured the top names in entertainment of the era. The hotel closed in 1972 but the street floor continued to be retail space until 2000. Plans are underway to restore this National Historic Landmark!