Springs Valley Herald, August 3, 1911
THE BALLARD HOTEL
(Known Now As the Homestead Hotel)
At West Baden to be Doubled In Height
With an Addition on the South.
Mr. Ballard Buys More Ground
and Work Will Begin Soon.
The beautiful Ballard Hotel at West
Baden is to have two more stories built on top and
will also have an addition on the south.
hotel is already one of the best buildings in the
Valley and when the contemplated improvements are
completed it will be the largest and finest building
in Southern Indiana, excepting the West Baden and
French Lick Springs Hotels.
Ed Ballard, the proprietor, has purchased the lot
just south of where the old road from West Baden to
French Lick now is, and has deeded it to the town of
West Baden and the town has made him a deed to the
ground where the road is now. This gives him room for
a large addition on the south.
improvement will ad much to the appearance of that
town. If they had the street that runs in front of
this building bricked things would begin to look
right citified over there.