Built by a sailor from Vermont, known only as Captain Perry, this small hotel on the bank of the Cannonball River was one of the earliest buildings in the town of New England and well before the town was platted in 1909. This was a popular lodging place for railroad settlers traveling to homestead land claims. In 1901, the original two-and-a-half-story building was enlarged by two substantial additions, including a gambrel-roofed section adjoining the Main Street facade. The hotel rests on a fieldstone foundation and is sided with narrow clapboards, with diagonal wood shingles filling the gable ends. Three dormers pierce the gambrel roof on its long side. A three-story porch on the long side has been altered. The livery barn to the south was built at the same time as the hotel and used for horses belonging to the guests.
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