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Helper Hotel

Helper Historic District

 
 
Helper Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. Helper Hotel Marker
Inscription.  This hotel was built in 1913-14 for the Helper Real Estate and Investment Co. Formed by people of many different ethnic groups, including Assyrian, Italian, and Jewish, this company reflected the diverse nature of Helper's population. A favorite of traveling salesmen, or “drummers,” who came by train to display their wares to the local merchants, the Helper Hotel also housed the U.S. Post Office and was the location for the printing of one of Helper's early newspapers.
This building was known as the Helper Hotel until 1942 when it was purchased by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Train crews lived here until c.1980. Vacant for several years, it became the site of the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in 1985. This three-story commercial block structure contributes to the qualities of the Helper National Register Historic District.
 
Erected 1997 by Division of State History. (Marker Number CR-07-848.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 39° 40.965′ 
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N, 110° 51.289′ W. Marker is in Helper, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Poplar Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helper UT 84526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Curved Trestle Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Traveling Roundhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Matt Warner (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbon Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 167 South Main Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barboglio Building (about 600 feet away); Smart Shop (about 600 feet away); 80 South Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helper.
 
Helper Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. Helper Hotel Marker
Helper Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. Helper Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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