Byron Hot Springs was a hotel resort and retreat in Byron, California and was well known as a place of sanctuary for movie stars and athletes in the early 1900s. The first hotel was built in 1889 along with some outbuildings and cottages however it was destroyed in a fire in 1901. A second hotel was built in 1902 but was again destroyed by fire in 1912. The modern structure was built in 1913 and still stands today however it lies abandoned.
The resort closed in 1938 following the great depression and was taken over by the government as a POW camp for Japanese and German prisoners during World War II. The Greek Orthodox Church bought the property in 1947 and used as a monastery.
Byron Hot Springs began to change hands a number of times in the following years and closed in 2000 with plans for a new development to return it to its former glory. These can be found at http://www.byronhotsprings.com
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Location: Byron, California, USA