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

The Majestic Hotel

— Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —

 
 
The Majestic Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
1. The Majestic Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1902 and expanded in 1926, the Majestic was a favorite destination for several Major League teams including the renowned Boston Red Sox. The Sox trained at Majestic Field on the south end of town. As part of their training they hiked the four miles to and from the ball field, over West Mountain.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 34° 31.157′ N, 93° 3.358′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Park Avenue (Arkansas Route 7) north of Whittington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Park Ave, 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. “An Open Log Cabin and a Few Huts” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 122 (about 400 feet away); Hot Springs' Resort Beginnings (about 500 feet away); 126 (about 500
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feet away); Stan Musial (about 500 feet away); Al Simmons (about 500 feet away); Hot Springs' First White Settler (about 500 feet away); Hiram Abiff Whittington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Majestic Hotel. Originally called the Avenue Hotel, its name was changed to the Majestic Hotel after the Majestic Stove Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The reason why remains unclear. (Nancy Hendricks, Encyclopedia of Arkansas) (Submitted on November 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Majestic Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
2. The Majestic Hotel Marker
The Majestic Hotel Postcard image. Click for full size.
Via Boston Public Library, Tichnor Brothers Collection (CC BY 2.0), 1930/45
3. The Majestic Hotel Postcard
This vintage postcard show the Majestic Hotel, Annex and Bath House.
The Majestic Hotel image. Click for full size.
Nicolas Henderson vis Flickr (CC BY 2.0), June 20, 2016
4. The Majestic Hotel
The hotel after it was severely damaged by a 2014 fire. It was demolished in late 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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