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Once a popular health and entertainment resort, the Baker Hotel is rumored to be haunted. It is currently under renovation. Drive by. Walk around outside. But do not trespass.

Located in Mineral Wells Texas, the abandoned and posted Baker Hotel sits at the intersection of U.S. highways 281 and 180. The Baker was a resort hotel from 1929 through 1972. During that time thousands people visited the Baker for its mineral water, comfortable rooms, entertainment and conventions. Once a gathering place for everyday people—plus celebrities, politicians and business leaders—the hotel today is seeking new ownership and waiting for restoration. It may be happening.

Closed in 1972, the Baker has deteriorated and been vandalized. It is closed and posted. Abandoned first floor shops contain a few leftovers from their past, including an unwrapped red pop and a vacuum cleaner. The Baker is haunted—some say—with the spirits of people who died at the hotel. They roam the building from basement to tower. Neglect and vandalism work against the Baker. Perhaps the hotel will gain new life with people again coming to its rooms, dances, conventions and waters.

Some rumors say the Baker is currently being renovated.

Warning: The Baker Hotel is private property. Trespass and get arrested.

Photographed from below, a black street light and the Baker Hotel create an ominous-looking site..

The Baker Hotel attracted guests as a destination resort from 1929 to 1972. Thousands of people visited this hotel in Mineral Wells for its mineral water, comfortable rooms, entertainment and conventions. The guests varied from the everyday to the famous. It was once a popular location to see and be seen. Today the Baker is deteriorating, said to be haunted and looking for renovation.

A posted sign warns visitors away from entering the Baker Hotel.

Closed and posted in 1972, the Baker Hotel has deteriorated and been vandalized. While you can walk around the outside and even approach the various entrances, entering is illegal. It is also dangerous because of the deteriorated nature of the property.

A leafless tree plagued by mistletoe creates another spooky view of the Baker.

Thousands of people with critical conditions came looking for cures at the Baker Hotel. What attracted them were the mineral waters of Mineral Wells. Some died at the hotel, providing opportunities for ghostly tales. Legends of the Baker also claim at least one sensational murder. The stories say the spirits of people who died at the Baker continue to haunt the hotel from basement to tower.

Junction of of US 281 sign stands to the east of the Baker Hotel.

The hotel is located at the intersection of U.S. highways 281 and 180, one hour west of Fort Worth.

A For Sale sign and a United Methodist church sign give hope to the Baker Hotel.

The Baker Hotel is for sale. Once a gathering place for everyday people—plus celebrities, politicians and business leaders—the hotel today is seeking new ownership and waiting for restoration.

A lollypop, and a left shoe sit on a table inside an abandoned shop.

Shops now abandoned at the Baker Hotel fail to tell the story of the one-time center for healthcare, conventions and relaxation.

A vacuum cleaner hangs through a suspended ceiling in an abandoned shop at the Baker Hotel.

Now a storm of cobwebs and dust, the Baker Hotel and its associated shops were sparkling and tidy. Today, a vacuum cleaner ties to sneak in to help clean up.

Prickly pear cacti grow in the rain gutter on the fourth level of the Baker Hotel.

Prickly pears grow in the rain spouting near the fourth flour of the 14-story Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells Texas. While it makes a fun photo, this is what happens when you fail to maintain your life.

An arched bridge connects the hotel to its outdoor swimming pool.

An arched bridge connects the hotel to its outdoor swimming pool. The hotel was once a famous attraction for its comfort, conventions, dancing, music and healthcare.

With no cars for the garage, the underground parking is gated.

The empty underground parking garage of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells Texas is gated and locked. The once grand property has been closed since 1972. Its renovation has been rumored for years.

A empty driveway leads under the hotel to the guest drop-off.

The driveway today is empty at the Baker Hotel. The driveway leads under the Baker Hotel to guest drop-off.

No cars pass under the hotel to the guest area.

Cars no longer travel through this underpass to the grand entry of the Baker Hotel. Cars passing this way emerged into the guest arrival area.

The grand entry where guests arrived by car.

In days long gone, guests of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells Texas arrived through the grand entry. Today, no one enters the hotel.

Glass bricks provide both privacy and light.

Glass bricks at the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells Texas provide both privacy and light.

A broken glass brick provides a view of a chandelier..

A broken glass brick is symptomatic of the damage from vandals since the Baker Hotel closed in 1972. While the city of Mineral Wells and real estate developers still hope to renovate the historic property, neglect and vandalism work against the Baker.

The reflection of a visitor appears in the door glass of the Baker Hotel.

The Baker Hotel waits for restoration in Mineral Wells Texas. While the ghost in the glass offers no prediction, perhaps the hotel can gain new life with people coming to its rooms, dances, conventions and waters. The hotel is located five hours north of San Antonio Texas.

Warning: The Baker Hotel is private property. Trespass and get arrested.

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