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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Arlington Hotel

 
 
Arlington Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
1. Arlington Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Arlington Hotel, a three story brick building built in 1887, once occupied the northeast corner of this parking garage, fronting on North Second Street. Streetcars passed this modern hotel every fifteen minutes and porters from the Arlington, as well as the Franklin House on Public Square, rode the streetcars from the railroad depot to entice guests to stop at their respective hotels. The Arlington provided simple rooms to commercial travelers, steam heat, billiard rooms, an excellent dining room, and an elegant bar.

The first bank in the world staffed and managed entirely by women began business in the Arlington on October 6, 1919. The bank existed for seven years, closing in 1926.

The hotel had several owners over the years, eventually becoming the Montgomery Hotel circa 1930. The hotel was razed in 1973 and the site became a city parking lot.
 
Erected 1992 by the City of Clarksville.
 
Location. 36° 31.602′ N, 87° 21.511′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street (Old State Highway 76) and Commerce Street, on the right when traveling south on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Located across from the Montgomery
Arlington Hotel Marker on left and parking garage and lot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
2. Arlington Hotel Marker on left and parking garage and lot.
The concrete letters have been damaged and were restored in 2017.
County Historic Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 South 2nd Street, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Peay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Colonel Valentine Sevier (about 500 feet away); Horace H. Lurton (about 500 feet away); Legion Street (about 500 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); John Montgomery Statue (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
More about this marker. The monument was restored in 2017.
 
Also see . . .  City of Clarksville Arlington Monument restoration dedication in 2017. (Submitted on September 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
The former Arlington Hotel. image. Click for full size.
Montgomery County Historical Society.
3. The former Arlington Hotel.
Plaque for the building of the parking plaza. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
4. Plaque for the building of the parking plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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