Sunday, March 9, 2008

Day #4 - Marconi Hotel

In 2002, I attended the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Preservation Leadership Training". It's a week-long boot camp for preservation professionals. We stayed at the Marconi Conference Center near Marshall, CA, and one of the properties our projects focused on was the historic Marconi Hotel. Over the years, the hotel has played host to various groups - most recently, a wacky cult. The building is in bad shape and has some seriously odd vibes to it. It's almost like a haunted house - even in broad daylight. This little patch of stained glass is almost hidden around the back of the hotel. It's an odd ray of hope and color in an otherwise dreary landscape.

Marconi Hotel

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