Neko (mossneko) wrote in urban_decay,

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Ephrata, PA

Spent last Sunday wandering around Amish Country in Pennsylvania with my brother and sister-in-law. Found this incredible complex of buildings in the middle of Ephrata PA - no clue what it was, or why it has been left to decay. It's really a shame, since the buildings look like they could have been restored a few years ago... Now holes in the roof and crumbling foundations make it seem pretty much a lost cause.

I would've loved to have gotten a closer look, but it was behind a fence, and in the middle of the day on a Sunday, in the middle of town, there were far too many people around.

**EDIT** Found it! It's called the Mountain Springs Hotel, and it's been bought by the city and plans are underway to renovate it. The main building was originally the Konigmacher mansion. Yay for Google! *grin*

So apparently we were all right. It was originally a private residence, then a hotel, then a hospital. And now it will be going back to a hotel. I'm writing up a brief history of the building, as much as I can find, and will be posting it here when I get it done. :-)

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Beauty in decay...

Sorry about the cross-posting, but I couldn't decide whether this was more rural_ruin or urban_decay. :-)
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