I have been receiving many links from my friends on Facebook in regards to a certain article that was written a few days ago about a “lost town” that was discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. First and foremost, this is NOT a new discovery. In fact, Elkmont is a famous ghost town in Tennessee. It is well known for its beautiful European style cottages. I have explored this location several times over the last few years. I’ve been in each and every single building that’s still standing. The photos you see here were taken by me in May of 2012 during one of our many explores of Elkmont. I have done thorough explores of Elkmont 6 times beginning in November of 2011. I am also planning to put together a picture book showcasing all of the houses in this mountain ghost town.
According to this article that’s been going around, the building pictured here was a “hotel”. This is false. The Wonderland Club, which was attached to the Wonderland Hotel, was an annex that was added on in 1920. The annex was built to accommodate those who wished for more privacy than the adjacent hotel could offer. According to research I have done on the area, the Wonderland Club was a notorious gentleman’s club. It is said that young women were told to steer clear of it due to its unsavory reputation. The Wonderland Hotel, which was built in 1911, was closed down in 1992 and suffered catastrophic damage following a fire in 1995. In 2005, the remains of the hotel collapsed. In 2006, the hotel was bulldozed, save for the Wonderland Club, a chimney fall, and stairs leading to nowhere. In the next post, I will talk about the history of Elkmont, Tennessee in depth.
remember during the uan tour when louis got an instagram to post supa cute pics of him and eleanor on supa cute dates when she would fly back to the US every other day conveniently after harry and louis would practically have sex on stage but louis had a blackberry which didn’t have the instagram app?
i think this sums up the up all night tour pretty well tbh