Architect Michael Mills studies a Greek-style pavilion in Blue Sulphur Springs, part of a resort and spa complex in the mid-1800s. Greenbier County preservation groups hope to restore the historic structure.
The pavilion protects what was once a 4-foot-deep basin, where visitors would dip their cups to sample the mineral water thought to have curative powers.
A concrete sheath covers bricks crumbling with age. Mills fears the pavilion will topple to the ground unless restoration work starts soon.
Archeologists with Cultural Resource Analysts Inc. dig for clues near the pavilion, which was once part of a complex that included bathhouses, outbuildings and a 200-room hotel.
Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp.....7.95x5.8....Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion.