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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Cottage House Hotel and Motel

1867 - 1872

 

—Philomathian Heritage Plaque —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. The Cottage House Hotel and Motel Marker
Inscription.
Originally a boarding house owned by Reverend and Mrs. Joab Spencer, who added to the 1867 three room cottage shortly after they purchased the property in 1871.

Purchased by Lewis Mead in 1870 and owned and operated by the Mead/Marks family from 1879 to 1935. 1898 addition included the gazebo style porches, the turret section and bay window section on the north and [sic - end] marked the transition from boarding house to hotel.

The building was converted to apartments during World War II, but was returned to hotel status as "The Stagecoach Motortel" in 1960, with major facade changes.

Renovation work which included the return of the porches was started in 1982 and completed in 1988.

On August 4, 1988, the hotel was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by G. F. C. W. Philomathian Club.
 
Location. 38° 39.704′ N, 96° 29.468′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Neosho Street and Columbia Street, on the left when traveling north on Neosho Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 North Neosho Street, Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. The Cottage House Hotel and Marker
distance of this marker. Council Grove National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conn Store (about 300 feet away); Farmers & Drovers Bank (about 300 feet away); Malcolm Conn Store (about 400 feet away); A Well-furnished Store (about 400 feet away); Council Grove (about 400 feet away); Hays House (about 400 feet away); Masonic Lodge Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cottage House Hotel National Register Nomination. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Council Grove Historic Sites. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. The Cottage House Hotel and Motel Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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