Seelbach Hotel - Louisville, Kentucky

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The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky has a rich history.  From the architecture, to its guests, to the haunted 10th floor, this hotel is one of Louisville, Kentucky's landmarks.

The 150 room hotel opened on May 1st, 1905 and expanded to a 500 room hotel by 1908.  The building itself has materials and architectural influence from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Ireland.  What is categorized as mainly German architecture, the building has the best of the best when it comes to class.



 A U.S. Mail shoot alongside the elevator.




 The German architecture in the Rathskellar (Lower-Level) is amazing!


This Tiffany Window sits above the "Romeo & Juliet Balcony" that opens up so that the Manager could view and manage his employees below in the Rathskellar.

 Someone told the Seelbach brothers that pelicans were good luck, so they had multiple pelicans placed throughout the Rathskellar in what may be the world's largest collection of Rookwood Pottery.

 Inside the Oakroom (what use to be the gentleman's billiards room) there is the gentlemen's poker room.  This room was visited on several occasions by Al Capone.

The 10th floor is home to the Grand Ballroom and the "Lady in Blue."




In 1936, a young woman in a blue dress was found at the bottom of one of the elevator shaft.  Her name was Patricia Wilson, a resident of the 10th floor.  History says that Patricia was a newlywed bride, but exited her room one night to find her husband in the arms of another woman.  In her bitterness, she committed suicide rather than have her dream life become an ongoing nightmare.  Many people report seeing Patricia walking the halls on the 10th floor.  More reports were filed in 1987 than any other year.   


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  1. Ohh man those are really cool pictures and omg how creepy about the 10th floor!!!

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