Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hotel Edwin Long
"Beyond the woman entering the National Bank is the southeastern corner of Eighth and Pine streets and the Central Drug Store, circa 1885. The Hotel Edwin Long replaced the drug store in 1931. Contractor M.E. Gillioz rushed the Hotel Edwin Long to completion in March 1931 so that it could serve as the headquarters for the Route 66 celebration. The hotel featured 65 guest rooms and the offices of the National Bank of Rolla. With its electrically-lighted sign on the roof, the building was a Pine Street landmark. It remains so today as the home of Phelps County Bank."
John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla The Old Town (St. Louis: C. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 2002), pp. 19, 50.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1931.
Location. 37° 56.994′ N, 91° 46.3′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pine Street and West 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 723 North Pine Street, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Rollamo Theater (a few steps from this marker); "Whiskey Row" (a few steps from this marker); Grant Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Drugs (a few steps from this marker); National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street and Downtown Rolla (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Black" USO (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.