|The Bradwell Hotel, c. 1910. Ben and Sarah Cook on right. Western Development Museum photo, 6-E-4|
|The Bradwell Hotel's two-storey outhouse was likely similar to this one ("Big John") still attached to the Nevada City Hotel in Montana. Image source|
The Bradwell Hotel’s remarkable outhouse was demolished around 1950 by Wendelyn Heisler. He and his wife Theresa owned the hotel from 1948 until 1956. As their son, Arnie observes in the Bradwell local history book (1986), his father destroyed a piece of history in the process of demolishing the outhouse. It might have become a tourist attraction like the one in Gays, Illinois (see video) or like “Big John” still attached to the Nevada City Hotel – now considered to be the most photographed building in Montana (shown above).
The Ben Cook Family
|Ben and Sarah Cook on right, c. 1910. Detail from Western Development Museum photo, 6-E-4|
|The Bradwell Hotel in 2008. Joan Champ photo|
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