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Palace Hotel and Bath House

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1901. 135 Spring St.
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

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

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—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

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

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