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Wilber in Saline County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hotel Wilber

1895

 
 
Hotel Wilber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2021
1. Hotel Wilber Marker
Inscription.  
1978 A.D.
This historic hotel was donated
by
Ada Barta McDermott
to the
Nebraska Czechs of Wilber
in honor of her mother
Amelia Barta

Widowed with eight children, Mrs. Barta left the farm and by hard work, long hours, and determination, successfully raised her family and at the same time made the Wilber Hotel a welcome haven for travelers as well as for the community. Her indomitable spirit, devotion to family, and concern for fellowman, typify an important aspect of the Czech heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 40° 28.927′ N, 96° 57.72′ W. Marker is in Wilber, Nebraska, in Saline County. Marker is on South Wilson Street just south of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Wilson Street, Wilber NE 68465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
Hotel Wilber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2021
2. Hotel Wilber Marker
(marker visible just left of front entrance)
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as the crow flies. Czech Capital (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swan City (approx. 5.2 miles away); Erected to the memory of Bohemian pioneers in Saline County, Nebraska (approx. 5.9 miles away); Navy Department - United States of America (approx. 9.6 miles away); Doane College (approx. 9.7 miles away); Gates College (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 10.1 miles away); Plymouth (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilber.
 
Regarding Hotel Wilber. National Register of Historic Places #78001709.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hotel Wilber (Wikipedia). Hotel Wilber is a historic hotel in Wilber, Nebraska. It was built in 1895 as a hotel and gathering place for social events. The builders were Isaac Hickman, Charles Whipple, G. D. Coe, and George Smith. (Submitted on July 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination. Built of standard masonry construction, most of the building displays the stilted segmental arch so common for the period. Window and door openings on the front, however, display rough cut stone lintels and sills. Overall emphasis is placed on the front facade which features a two-story columned portico and the unusually
Hotel Wilber (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2021
3. Hotel Wilber (northeast elevation)
well preserved false, pressed-metal gable. A simple pressed metal, bracketed cornice (which is executed in corbelled brick on the rest of the building) completes the decorative motif. (Submitted on July 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Hotel Wilber (<i>front/east elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2021
4. Hotel Wilber (front/east elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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