Hutchinson in Reno County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Coliseum Hotel and Saltwater Natatorium
Buildings that once stood here were constructed in 1909 as the Coliseum Hotel and Saltwater Natatorium. The Coliseum Hotel was designed on a European plan offering 75 guest rooms, commodious dining room, library and a fine gymnasium and the only salt water swimming pool east of Salt Lake City. The hotel obtained salt water from a well 740 ft. deep on the property. A single story addition covered the well casing which remained hidden from changing owners, but provided a tube from the subsoil to the surface inside the building.
Location. 38° 3.218′ N, 97° 55.998′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson KS 67501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hutchinson Gas Crisis (here, next to this marker); Reno House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strand Theater (about 400 feet away); Stallman Block (about 400 feet away); European Hotel (about 500 feet away); Wiley Building Bussinger Clothiers (about 500 feet away); Krous Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutchinson.
Also see . . . The development of Hutchinson, Kansas as Salt City. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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