Commercial Hotel Addition - Washington, MO
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N 38° 33.622 W 091° 00.806
15S E 673087 N 4269862
Today it is address of 106 was the hotel & 108 was the dinning room, This building is categorized as A-3 and Commercial.
Waymark Code: WM14N99
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 07/31/2021
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County of building: Franklin County
Location of building: Elm St., middle of block, east side, Washington
Built: 1891
Architectural Style: Federal
Classified: A-3 & Commercial
Current Occupant: 106: Envey Boutique - 108: Benito's Pizzeria
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Erected in 1891, this addition created a dinning room to the north and a "sample" room to the south for salesmen to show their wares. Elijah Zumwalt managed the Commercial Hotel from 1888-1921 and became the owner in 1922. The Kahmann Pork Packing Plant was razed to build this structure.

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History of Mark:
Federal/Greek Revival, circa 1849 - 1895, Coded A.
This group is largely represented by vernacular interpretations of Federal and/or Greek Revival styles; it contains one of the largest single collections of buildings (about one-fourth of the total) and enjoyed the greatest longevity. All rest on stone foundations and all except two are brick. The majority are three bays wide and rise two stories with first story utilized as commercial space and -second for residential; a few are one story commercial. ... Typically facades are symmetrical and feature openings headed with either jack arches, flat lintels or segmental arches; roofs are gabled or occasionally low-hipped. Ornamentation is restrained, generally limited to brick dentil ling, stringcourses, recessed paneling and pilasters. Several feature decorative cast iron balconies, lintsls or storefronts. While the majority of roofs are side-gabled, five feature street-front gables or shaped parapets sometimes pierced with an attic window or lunette. ...

"Residential (c. 1849 - 1930) . Coded 3
This designation denotes fifteen buildings used only for residential purposes (all are detached, single-family except for two detached, multi-family), as well as numerous buildings which mix residential use with commercial and a few which are institutional/residential or industrial/residential and are doubled coded as such.

"Commercial. Coded With Black Bar
This designation indicates that historically the building (or part of it) was used for commercial purposes. Since very few properties were constructed exclusively for commerce, the black bar code at the of the property parcel generally refers to a first story storefront.

" ... A later, 1830s commercial block at the northeast corner of Main and Elm displays a fine cast iron store front which also most probably was manufactured by a St. Louis foundry. The building's restrained cornice treatment with bands of recessed paneling and dentil work recalls designs of the 1850s as do the pilasters, paneling and molded brickwork of the 1891 Commercial Hotel addition at 108 Elm. Both buildings testify to the conservative design tradition which nurtured later builders." ~ NRHP Nomination Form, PDF pages 4-6 & 15

"Built 1891
"Unusual cornice treatment of cylindrical brick denticulation. Construction date "1891" in carved brick located over centri-bay door. First story has been altered by Shea Hinz, and windows in south four bays and by new multi-pane glazing and pedimented doorway in north bays.

"1893 Sanvorn map indicates the north half of the bldg. used as a dining room, the south half as a "sample room" and the rear (east) portion as a kitchen. Interior doorway connects the dining room to the Commercial Hotel Office adjacent to the north." ~ DNR Historic Survey, Phase II & III  PDF pages 361-363

Additional point: Not Listed

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