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Big Springs in Deuel County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Phelps Hotel

 
 
Phelps Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. Phelps Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Phelps Hotel was built in 1885 by the Edwin A. Phelps family, who were among the first settlers in the Big Springs area. Also known as the “House of Three Chimneys,” the hotel was the most important nineteenth-century landmark in Deuel County. It served as a house of worship when church services were held there, and it became the center of community activities and a haven for early land-seekers, travelers, and pioneers. The hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Deuel County Historical Society/Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 382.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.79′ N, 102° 4.468′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street (State Highway 138) and West Second Street on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Springs NE 69122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); Waterman Sod House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery
Phelps Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. Phelps Hotel Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Lone Tree (about 700 feet away); The Big Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Platte Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); California Hill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Springs.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Phelps Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
3. The Phelps Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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