|Year(s) Listed: • 2018|
|City/Town: • Hutchinson|
|Location Class: • Hotel/Motel|
|Built: 1888 | Year Saved: 2012|
|Awards: • Merit Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
The European Hotel in Hutchinson was built in 1888 and has had many different names and businesses inside its walls throughout the years. The European hotel remained a hotel through the 40’s with a consistent turnover of business on the bottom floor. Wes and Gwen Bartlett’s dream of owning a bookstore became a reality in 2011 when they purchased the building. With the bookstore being a huge success in the lower commercial space floor the Bartletts turned their attention to the boarded up, unused uppers floors. The building now has 3 rental apartments and the owner’s residence which the Bartletts have moved into.