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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bryan Hotel

(1902)

 

— Historic Anadarko —

 
Bryan Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Bryan Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The Windhollow at 132 East Broadway is a resale outlet, selling both used and new items. It is housed in one of the few stuccoed buildings in the historic district. The three story building was renovated in 1983-84. The Sanborn and APP map have its construction dated as 1904 and 1902, respectively. Regardless the accuracy of its construction date, it was originally Bryan's Inn, which would later be renamed the Bryan Hotel.

During the agency and subsequent pioneer days of Anadarko, accommodation was limited. It is estimated that approximately 5,000 pioneers camped in tents in what is now referred to as "Rag Town" as the awaited auctioning of lots. Since Anadarko was established in a drought-stricken corn field, lumber had to be hauled in, and some residents purchased modular structures to construct their homes and businesses. It was in these circumstances that hotels became an integral part of Anadarko's growing community.

The Bryan Hotel was within close proximity to the train station, thus providing rest for weary travelers. It remained in business until 1985 when it became the Bryan Center, occupied by several smaller
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By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Bryan Hotel and Marker
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Erected by City of Anadarko.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 35° 4.486′ N, 98° 14.537′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street and East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway Street. The marker is located at the entrance to the building on the wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 East Broadway Street, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Anadarko (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ideal Decorating Center (about 500 feet away); The Soda Fountain Eatery (about 600 feet away); Lonnie's (about 600 feet away); Trophies N Things (about 700 feet away); George's Department Store (about 700 feet away); The Rock Island Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anadarko Community Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
The view of the Bryan Hotel and Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Bryan Hotel and Marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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