The Hotel Yamakita was part of a proposed Yamakita Country Club to be built in 1927 in Shelby Springs between Columbiana and Calera in Shelby County. The resort-type project was begun by the Yamakita Land and Development Company, an outgrowth of the Nelson Realty Company, who contracted architects Turner & McPherson to prepare designs for the hotel.
- "Industrial Activities for August" (September 1926) Birmingham magazine. Vol. II, No. 9, p. 11 - accessed via Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections