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Purcell in McClain County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hotel Love

 
 
Hotel Love Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerome W Walker, January 18, 2020
1. Hotel Love Marker
Inscription.  

Hotel Love has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1895
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 0.723′ N, 97° 21.68′ W. Marker is in Purcell, Oklahoma, in McClain County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North 2nd Avenue on West Main Street. This marker is mounted on the exterior brick wall of Butler's Antiques, formerly the Hotel Love. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Main Street, Purcell OK 73080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 46th State (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Purcell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Run of '89 South Boundary (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. John L. Smith
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Holmes Treaty (approx. 1˝ miles away); California Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Purcell.
 
Regarding Hotel Love. ‘The sixty-three room Hotel Love was constructed in 1895 and opened for business in March of 1896. One of the finest hotel in the Chickasaw Nation Hotel Love, "The Pride of Purcell ... the building was superior to anything of its kind in the Indian Territory." In 1900 Hotel Love was a brick building three stories high and combines all the modern conveniences of an up-to-date hotel ..." It had steam heat, electric lights, and rooms were $2 a night. It was once a favorite place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. Of the many hotels constructed in Purcell between 1887 and 1901, only the Hotel Love is in existence today. The Hotel Love was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. In 1982 the building was purchase by Jerry and Elaine Butler, who put in an Antique Shop, upstairs more than a dozen rooms have been filled with various antiques and collectibles.’ - from Exploring Oklahoma History - Historic Hotel Love
 
Butler's Antiques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerome W Walker, January 18, 2020
2. Butler's Antiques
The marker is mounted to the left of the entrance.
Hotel Love - now Butler's Antiques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerome W Walker, January 18, 2020
3. Hotel Love - now Butler's Antiques
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2020, by Jerome Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2020, by Jerome Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2020, by Jerome Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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