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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Leland Hotel

 
 
The Leland Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. The Leland Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Leland Hotel stood here from 1880 to 1970 when a fire swept through the historic structure. It was built of brick, 3 stories high, 46 guest rooms each with its own running water, a billiard hall, barber shop, bridal chamber, barroom, dining hall and kitchen. Major Odum, a large cattle dealer, built the hotel for other cattlemen due to Caldwell's on ~ going rivalry between its cattle and farm/city interests. The Leland stood in 1880 as one of the largest hotels in southern Kansas and was most hospitable to its guests, so long as they were an advocate of the cattle industry.
 
Erected 1993 by the Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.895′ N, 97° 36.424′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 81) and West 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railroad Influence (here, next to this marker); Native Stone Building (a few steps from this marker); The Stock Exchange Bank (within
Former location of the Leland Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Former location of the Leland Hotel.
shouting distance of this marker); Chisholm (within shouting distance of this marker); Chisholm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Caldwell "The Border Queen" / On This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Chance Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbot Gang Shootout (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
View from Leland Marker towards West 1st Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. View from Leland Marker towards West 1st Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016.
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