HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Almost a year since burning down in a massive fire, the rubble from the historic Majestic Hotel still covers a block in the middle of downtown Hot Springs.
Now, some worry it may happen to other historic buildings in the area, and one resident is getting creative to bring attention to the problem.
The Wade Building was declared unsafe by the fire here marshal last March. Just down the block are the remains of the Majestic Hotel, which looks pretty much untouched since in burned down last year.
Across the street is the historic Medical Arts Building, which some fear could suffer the same fate as the Majestic if nothing is done.
"These aren't just structures. These are buildings with history. Gangsters, movie stars, presidents…"
Scott McClard is co-owner of the iconic McClard's BBQ in Hot Springs.