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Crown Hotel Apartments (Lakeside Hotel)

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1881. 119 W. University St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

This two-story L-shaped brick building was one of several hotels that accommodated the visitors and tourists who came in the summer to Siloam Springs for the medicinal quality of the eight springs that flowed into Sager Creek. The hotel was built by Seth Hollingsworth within one hundred yards of the Siloam spring and in anticipation of the imminent arrival of a railroad line, which unfortunately was not brought to the town until 1893. By then the town had competition from other spring resorts in the region, most importantly Eureka Springs. A two-story wooden porch carried on spindly wooden columns on brick bases wraps the building, offering a space for guests to sit and catch cooling breezes and enjoy the scenery. A small cupola on top of the roof helped draw out hot summer air from the hotel’s interior.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Crown Hotel Apartments (Lakeside Hotel)", [Siloam Springs, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 39-39.

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