Saturday, May 31, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
This century old building in Casper Wyoming was most recently used as Natrona County's County Annex, a government administrative building, but it had its origins as a hotel. It's currently under renovations which will convert it into apartments, which is somewhat similar to its original use as a hotel.
I don't know what the original name of the hotel was, and how many names it may have operated under, but sandblasting on the building has revealed a "ghost sign" for a hotel. Unfortunately, I can't read anything other than "hotel" on the sign. The current owner intends to market the apartments under the name Hotel Virginia, but I do not know if that's what this sign said, or if parts of more than one sign are visible.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
This small building is still in use, and has updated windows today. A newer sign above the door says "Coin Operated Laundry", so perhaps its still in its original use, although presumably not as a "steam laundry". Its location is just off of the rail line, which was likely a good location for a laundry.
Located directly across the street from the Platte County Courthouse, the Landmark Bar features a painting of a map view of the State of Wyoming on its side.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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