White Sulfur Springs

So, en route (the way I go) to Callaway Gardens, I drive by this strange little series of building that look like a decrepit hospital, a few other outbuildings, and two weird cement block gazebos.  There’s a small sign that says sulfur springs on it, but the driveway is gated off and there are always ‘no trespassing’ signs.  Well, LAST time I went down, I also noticed that on said sign was a phone number!  Turns out the owner is a really nice guy who was perfectly amenable to my crawling around his property!

The building actually WAS an old ‘hospital’, where ill people would come stay and enjoy the benefits of the natural sulfur spring water.  There were about 8 rooms, if I remember correctly, each with its own fireplace!  It must have been quite nice in its heyday.  The other buildings I couldn’t really get into because the porches were literally falling apart.  The two brick gazebos house the actual springs which are still happily burbling way.  One was a “yellow sulfur” spring, the other a “red sulfur” spring.  The water tasted perfectly fine from each (and I’m still alive to write this post so it must not be too bad!).

Flower in front of the hospital steps

Flower in front of the hospital steps

Front porch of the hospital

Front porch of the hospital

Vine on the porch of the hospital

Vine on the porch of the hospital

Decrepit ceiling in one of the guest rooms

Decrepit ceiling in one of the guest rooms

Abandoned toilet in one of the guest rooms

Abandoned toilet in one of the guest rooms

The back side of the hospital

The back side of the hospital

Yellow sulfur spring

Yellow sulfur spring

Red sulfur spring

Red sulfur spring

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