Monday, May 14, 2012

Eureka Springs houses

From the1880's through the 1920's, Eureka Springs was a popular destination for people with various kinds of health problems.  It was thought that the water from the springs could cure all manner of diseases.  Many doctors came to the area to live, because after all, if there are a lot of sickly people, they are going to need doctors.  Some of those doctors, as well as lawyers who came to make their fortune, build some mighty fine houses.
Cliff and I paid the price ($17 each) for the tram tour, which we felt was worth the money.


Our guide told us about some of the homes and places of business.  He answered any questions we had.











4 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

GREAT houses. The TRAM looks like a nice way to tour. Didn't know about it when we went, years ago. Walked everywhere, instead. When we recently went to Michigan I took a zillion picture of houses in the historic town we visited too. One of these days I will have to put them up on my blog too. I LOVE EUREKA SPRINGS. Seeing those humble abodes and not so humble ones makes you think alot about the folks who lived in them, doesn't it?

darev2005 said...

Eureka Springs was also one of the top retirement spots for the post prohibition gangster crowd. They brought alot of money into the town as well. A good number of those big fancy mansions were built by retired bootleggers.

Hyperblogal said...

Looks like Eureka Springs has great preservation instincts.... unlike KC which tears down anything without a second thought.

Average Jane said...

One of my favorite things about my trip to Eureka Springs last summer was walking through the neighborhoods in the early morning. I'm really looking forward to my next visit.