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Palace Hotel and Bath House

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1901. 135 Spring St.

Built of rusticated limestone, as are many commercial buildings in Eureka Springs, this two-story Richardsonian Romanesque hotel has a taller central section with a large entrance arch, with a two-story arch above it. Capping the central portion is a metal-covered mansard dome and pressed-metal cornice, and bold metal finials mark the building’s corners. Patronage of the hotel and bathhouse diminished during the Great Depression, but after World War II the hotel enjoyed a revival. It is the only operating historic bathhouse in town. The baths are located three flights below the main hotel floor.

Writing Credits

Author: 
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, "Palace Hotel and Bath House", [Eureka Springs, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-CR9.

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Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 69-69.

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