Touring St. Edwards Lodge2022 Nov 24
A decade ago I was able to get a private tour of the St. Edwards Seminary building. In the years ever since then, they were worried that the building would fall into such dis-repair (from water damage) that it would have to be condemned. Finally an arrangement was made for it to be turned into a private hotel. They renovated the building and the work has been completed since the end of last year.
Late this afternoon I was back walking at St. Edwards State Park. I had never gone inside the old seminary building since then, so at the end of my walk I checked it out. Outside the lighting is quite elegant, with gas lanterns along the walkway.
The driving entrance is also fancy with an old limousine.
(One day last year I had come with Austin's family for a walk around the park. We got talking with the valet guys and they let us get inside the car!)
The main hallway is gorgeous with all kinds of art. (I want to bring Melanie here to look at it.)
The main staircase is much brighter than I remember. A decorated Christmas tree is in the middle below.
And the old seminary barber chair is featured at a drink establishment downstairs.
The refectory was already full of diners, so I'll get a picture of it some other day.