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St. George Hotel

St. George Hotel
St. George Hotel

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SE 1st St
Evansville, IN

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1874 St George Hotel opens
1915 Hotel is razed to make way for McCurdy Hotel


South corner of 1st St and Locust St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.968717232249
Longitude: -87.573679089546
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Style: French Neo-Baroque
Architect: Vydragh, Josse A



In 1872 entrepreneur David J. Mackey purchased the Shanklin residence. He had the frame house torn down and erected the luxurious St George Hotel. The 5-story hotel opened with a Mardi Gras ball on Feb 19, 1874 (Feb 2?)

As hotel aged, it became dated. It was razed to make way for the new McCurdy Hotel. Mayor Bosse spoke at the farewell ceremony in January 1915. EVPL ebook Evansville - Special Industrial Edition of the Courier - August 1899

See also Other Downtown district

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