West Baden Springs in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
You are standing on the original brick street to West Baden Springs Hotel, installed when the hotel was built in 1902. In the early 1900s, over half of the streets in the towns of French Lick and West Baden were made of bricks, numbering in the millions.
This photo shows the Hagenbeck Wallace Circus set up along the drive. The circus wintered their animals in the Valley from 1915-1929 and often held local shows before the troupe headed out on tour.
Erected by French Lick Resort Historical Walking Tour. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 38° 34.018′ N, 86° 36.914′ W. Marker is in West Baden Springs, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker is on West Baden Avenue just west of Broadway Street (Indiana Route 56), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8538 West Baden Avenue, West Baden Springs IN 47469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Archway (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Golf Courses (within shouting distance of this marker); West Baden Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eighth Wonder of the World Revived (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Traveling in Style: The Monon Connection (about 300 feet away); Apollo: Spring No. 3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sprudel: Spring No. 7 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Baden Springs.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. West Baden Springs Hotel
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.