One of the Baker Hotel redevelopment principals Laird Fairchild, of Hunter Chase Construction and Development discusses the significance of the redevelopment of downtown Mineral Wells starting ahead of the Baker Hotel project, and the importance it played in helping push the hotel project forward. This interview took place inside the hotel on June 18, 2018.

Currently the general manager and editor for the Mineral Wells Index, I have worked as a writer/editor/photojournalist since the late 1980s.