Posted on Jun 20, 2019


Local architect Tim Hopkins on Wednesday showed Rotary Club members what he considers works of art.


Hopkins is the architect behind the renovation and restoration of the historic Crazy Water Hotel on North Oak Avenue. He showed images of the hotel's original 1925 drawings done in ink on pieces of linen. He said going back today and doing the measurements, they match the drawings exactly.


“I consider them works of art,” said Hopkins of the drawings he said were discovered in a small room in the hotel's basement. “They have been tremendously helpful to me.”


The first Crazy Water Hotel – the site of the town's third well – burned to the ground. A group of Dallas investors came to Mineral Wells to rebuild the hotel, which opened in 1927 and is what stands today. It featured the town's first indoor water pavilion.


Attending the meeting with Hopkins was his wife, Amy, an interior designer, is also involved in the project. She and Tim have been involved in several other downtown renovation and restoration projects, including The Market at 76067, The Flower Shop at 76067 and Coffee and Cocktails at 76067.


Through a public benefits corporation, the hotel is currently under renovation, with the initial focus on the first and second floors, to host community events by this fall, and the seventh floor ballroom to host weddings and other special events by the end of the year. The remaining floors will become apartment and hospitality floors with enlarged rooms and living spaces.


It is roughly a $9 million project. There was an initial investors round of 10 investors, with a second investment round underway, with about 50 investors coming in at a secondary investment level, but with the same benefits as the initial primary investors. If interested in information bout investing, contact Randy or Misty Nix.


Introducing Hopkins was his mother, Rotarian and program chair Connie Ball. she is pictured with her son, center, and club President JJ Dugan.


Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Palo Pinto General Hospital for lunch, networking, updates on club news and events and a program of interest. If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian and helping us put “Service Above Self” please visit or contact a current member – chance are one is nearby.