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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Southwestern Hotel

1884 ~ 1972

 
 
The Southwestern Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. The Southwestern Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built by C. G. Stall and a group of investors at a cost of $17,000, the Southwestern Hotel stood here for almost a century. Boasting 38 rooms, including a servants sitting room, billiards room, barbershop, fine dining hall, ballroom, a laundry and bridal chamber, the 3 story brick building was elegantly furnished throughout. Its restaurant was well known for its wide-ranging, exotic menu in 1886. A meal then included: Haunch of Venison with Chow-Chow, Salmon Salad, Sponge Boston Brown Bread, Bina Stewed Corn and English Plum Pudding. Following its years as a hotel, the fine old building served as the city's hospital until 1965 when a new district facility opened.
 
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 2.022′ N, 97° 36.425′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 49) and West Avenue A, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Light Saloon / Chisholm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Newton Brown
Location of former Southwestern Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Location of former Southwestern Hotel.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of Marshal George Flatt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shooting Up Main Street (about 400 feet away); Cowtown Law Enforcement / Caldwell's Early Government (about 400 feet away); The Last Land Rush / Historic Marker Project (about 500 feet away); "Those Who Came Before" (about 500 feet away); The Last Chance Saloon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Dave and Diana Lowe, Insurance Services, Inc. and the Caldwell Lions Club.
 
Also see . . .  Photo of hotel from the Kansas Historical Society. (Submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker at intersection of North Main Street & Avenue A. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. View of marker at intersection of North Main Street & Avenue A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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