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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hotel Latham

 
 
Hotel Latham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Hotel Latham Marker
Inscription. Erected on this site, 1894, and named for Hopkinsville native and philanthropist, John C. Latham, Jr. Structure was Italian Renaissance style. It became a well-known tourist stop, social and civic center. Among famous guests: Vice President Charles Curtis, William J. Bryan, John Philip Sousa, Ethel Barrymore, and Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. Hotel burned, 1940.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1501.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.968′ N, 87° 29.225′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of South Virginia Street (U.S. 41) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Virginia Street. Touch for map. South Virginia Street is one-way heading north. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Burned (about 400 feet away); County Named, 1797
Hotel Latham Marker at intersection of 7th and Virginia Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Hotel Latham Marker at intersection of 7th and Virginia Streets.
(about 400 feet away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian (about 600 feet away); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (about 700 feet away); Peace Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Message board post about John Latham. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Hotel Latham Marker near bargain store. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Hotel Latham Marker near bargain store.
<i>Latham Hotel, Hopkinsville, Ky.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1940
4. Latham Hotel, Hopkinsville, Ky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 23, 2015.
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