Parker House Hotel

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Built: 1887 | Abandoned: 2008
Historic Designation: Register of Historic Kansas Places (2009)
Status: Demolished (2013)
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Originally constructed in 1887 as a business building on the corner of Main Street in Minneapolis, Kansas, the Parker House Hotel was retrofitted into a 26 room hotel by widow Isabelle Parker in 1889. This Italianate structure had an interesting history serving as the primary meeting place for women suffragettes in the early 1900s and home to many travelers looking for the finest accommodations. Neglect, deterioration and water damage threaten the Parker House Hotel. The City of Minneapolis has also expressed interest in demolishing the building rather than reinvestment and restoration.

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