Built in 1909, The Imperial Hotel is more than just a historical landmark in Monterey, TN: she is a crucial link to Tennessee Highlands history. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world we are often too quick to throw away anything that isn't last thing off the line. Some people seem to share that view of our history. We feel it is time to stand up and preserve important links to our history, instead of continuing to cast them aside as though they were meaningless.
On September 27, 1997, Wyman Taylor was the first to declare his intentions for The Imperial Hotel. At that time there was no petition he could sign with the click of a button. No, Wyman declared his intentions with his vision, dedication, and sacrificial efforts to save this grand old lady.
Now it's your chance to come along side Wyman and lend your voice to the fight to save The Imperial Hotel. We believe she is a lady worth saving; a lady worthy of outspoken and ardent support.