The Leland Hotel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 01.893 W 097° 36.417
14S E 623900 N 4099279
Another historic structure felled by fire.
Waymark Code: WM9864
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/12/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 9

Marker Erected by: The Caldwell Historical Society
Marker Sponsors: Donations from The Stock Exchange Bank and
     The Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1993
County of Marker: Sumner County
Location of Marker: 25 S. Main St., @ Visitors Center, Caldwell
Marker Text:
The Leland Hotel stood here from 1880 to 1970 when a fire swept through the historic structure. It was built of brick, 3 stories high, 46 guest rooms each with its own running water, a billiard hall, barber shop, bridal chamber, barroom, dining hall and kitchen. Major Odum, a large cattle dealer, built the hotel for other cattlemen due to Caldwell's on ~ going rivalry between its cattle and farm/city interests. The Leland stood in 1880 as one of the largest hotels in southern Kansas and was most hospitable to its guests, so long as they were an advocate of the cattle industry.

Marker Name: The Leland Hotel

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
Please see above

Marker Location: Sumner

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1993

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Name of agency setting marker: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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