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Payne Hotel (Davies Hotel)
Lewis Davies commissioned this three-story hotel of rough-faced local sandstone with banding at sill and lintel levels in a slightly lighter sandstone. Balconies once fronted the second and third levels above the entry. The three facade bays are divided by square piers with a parapet topping the center bay.
Davies met arriving trains and personally escorted travelers to his hotel. He also rented the rooms in shifts to sugar factory workers and slept at his desk when he had no bed for himself. The hotel held overflow from the local hospital during the 1918
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