The Circus Winterquarters
West Baden, Indiana

Submitted by Marvin Beatty

The Circus Winterquarters in West Baden, Indiana. April, 1923. Old Beechwood at the far right. Wagon shed in center. House and smoke house on hill in back. The only remaining structure today is the Show Barn, which is located directly behind Lane's Motel. The Show Barn today houses Qualkenbush's Air Conditioning. Beechwood was the home of Charles Edward Ballard, the owner of the circus, the Homestead Hotel, the West Baden Springs Hotel, the Gorge casino, along with numerous land holdings and real estate throughout the Springs Valley.