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Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hot Springs' Building Boom

— Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District —

 
 
Hot Springs' Building Boom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
1. Hot Springs' Building Boom Marker
Inscription.  Hot Springs experienced a building boom during the 1870s and 1880s. By the time of the formation of Garland County in 1873, the town had 24 commercial hotels and boarding houses with a capacity of 1,500 to 2,000 visitors per day.
 
Erected by City of Hot Springs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 34° 30.899′ N, 93° 3.221′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker can be reached from Central Avenue (Arkansas Route 7), on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the sidewalk, next to a lamp post. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Superior Bathhouse (a few steps from this marker); The Arlington Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio and Southern Clubs (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the State Capitol of Arkansas
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Hale Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs Railway Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Competing Claims for Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Hot Springs' Building Boom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
2. Hot Springs' Building Boom Marker
Birds eye view of the valley, Hot Springs, Arkansas image. Click for full size.
Clary, ? via University of Memphis Libraries, Special Collectioos Department (Public Domain), 1886
3. Birds eye view of the valley, Hot Springs, Arkansas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on November 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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