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Rawls Hotel

 
 
Rawls Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 12, 2009
1. Rawls Hotel Marker
outside hotel entrance on South Main Street
Inscription. Original two-story brick structure built 1903 by Japheth Rawls, developer of some of earliest turpentine plants in Coffee County. Building remodeled 1928 and three-story wings added by Jesse P. Rawls, founder of first electric power system in Enterprise. Hotel was center for business and social gatherings until its closing in early 1970's. Listed on National Register of Historic Places 1980.
 
Erected 1982 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 18.831′ N, 85° 51.22′ W. Marker is in Enterprise, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 84) 0 miles south of College Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in downtown Enterprise, on the sidewalk along the west side of South Main Street, in front of the hotel building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 South Main Street, Enterprise AL 36330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boll Weevil Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Enterprise Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Enterprise Academy
Rawls Hotel, depot side image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 15, 2012
2. Rawls Hotel, depot side
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of Level Plains (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Misionary Baptist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Clintonville Academy (approx. 7.2 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Enterprise.
 
Regarding Rawls Hotel. Rawls Hotel is U.S. National Register of Historic Places listing #80000684, and was built in Mission/Spanish revival style per its design by John D.C. McKinnon, architect.

The best view of the building is the rear courtyard entrance along Railroad Street, which is the opposite side of the building from the marker.
 
Additional keywords. lodging bed & breakfast
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceLandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
Rawls Hotel, street side image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 15, 2012
3. Rawls Hotel, street side
Marker is to the right of the main entrance, in profile.
 
 
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