On the evening of March 1, 2014, a devastating fire totally destroyed both the 130-year-old Mentone Springs Hotel and the White Elephant Galleries. WHNT Channel 19 was on the scene, so visit their website for videos and more details. Also AL.com and Chattanooga Times Free Press. Click photos below or header above to ENLARGE
Next set of photos below were taken by Robert Hoffman on the morning after the fire.
2 by Chris King - one of the hotel and one of the White Elephant.
By Donn Bares
By Dustin Thomas
5 By Gary Parker
By Megan Hayes
By Megan Hayes
White Elephant
By Nolan Stinson
By Nolan Stinson
By Nolan Stinson
By Nolan Stinson
Next group are from the hotel's FACEBOOK page.
Click on the Groundhog photo to read the April 2014 issue, dedicated to memories of the old hotel.