Historic Hotel Damaged

A Bedford County landmark has been damaged after an apparent fire Monday night. Witnesses say water was seen streaming from the second floor of the walking horse hotel in Wartrace. WSMV-TV reports the damage caused by a fire suppression system at the old Brick Hotel fronting Downtown Wartrace. The extent of damage not available at news time. The Hotel was built in 1917 to serve railroad travelers. It became associated with the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry in the 1930’s. The first Walking Horse National Celebration Champion “Strolling Him” is buried behind the hotel. The hotel is on the National Historic Registry.

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