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Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Hotel Perrine

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. The Hotel Perrine Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1904-05 by the Twin Falls Investment Co. at the southwest corner of Main and Shoshone, the Hotel Perrine was described as "a showcase for Southern Idaho" and "a beacon of progress." Building materials were freighted across the desert from the railroad at Shoshone and constructed by Joe Dietrich using a concrete brick machine. When it first opened its doors on December 22, 1905, the Hotel Perrine was more luxurious and modern than either Boise's Idanha Hotel or Nampa's Dewey Palace. The elegantly designed hotel featured an atrium and a "U" shape so that every room had a window. William Jennings Bryan once gave a speech from the balcony in 1908; later, celebrities Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper were guests. The hotel's first owners were George Spraque and Thomas M. Robertson. Robertson's son Richard managed the hotel from the 1930's until it was demolished in 1968 to make way for a bank.
 
Erected by Twin Falls County Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 33.354′ N, 114° 28.218′ W. Marker is in Twin Falls
The Hotel Perrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. The Hotel Perrine Marker
, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue West and Shoshone Street North, on the left when traveling west on Main Avenue West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Main Avenue West, Twin Falls ID 83301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Falls Bakery Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Crowley Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Idaho Department Store (about 400 feet away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ira Burton Perrine (approx. 3.1 miles away); College of Southern Idaho (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shoshone Falls Project (approx. 4.1 miles away); Perrine Memorial Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twin Falls.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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