Pittsburg Scenes - Hotels, Motels & Auto Courts
Below are images and a list of the many hotels and boarding houses that have operated in Pittsburg. Included are the address, names, approximate dates and proprietors, which were either the owner or manager of that particular hotel including the dates they were in charge. The information was obtained from city directories and newspapers among other sources. Clicking on an image will take you to either a larger version or a page with more photos and historical information. If you have any information or photos you would like to share regarding any of the places on the list, please email me.
 
 
Besse Hotel
121 E. Fourth
- no postmark (c1915-1930)
Commercial Hotel
220 N. Broadway
- photo 1915*
Crescent Hotel
301-303 N. Locust
- photo 1915*
Huff's De Luxe Cabins
611-613 S. Broadway
- no postmark (c1940-1960)
Jones Motel
915 W. Fourth
-postmarked 1962
 
 
NEW
Leland Hotel
603 N. Broadway
- postmarked 1910
McCormick Hotel
120 W. Fourth
- dated 10 June 1910
Hotel Stilwell
707 N. Broadway
- no postmark (c1907-1914)
Hotel Wick
619 N. Broadway
- no postmark (c1915-1930)
Sunset Deluxe Court
1159 Langdon Lane
- no postmark (c1940-1960)
 
 
 
Vel-Free Motel
2422 S. Broadway
- no postmark (1958-1961
69 Motel
2703 N. Broadway
- no postmark (c1970's)
Other Hotels
Sanborn Insurance Maps
   
 
 
Other Hotels & Motels
Address Name Approx. Dates Proprietor's
117 1/2 N. Broadway Packard Hotel
LaGrace Hotel
Otto Hotel
1919 - 1933
1936 - 1937
1938 - 1951
Young & Mann (1919-1924); Mrs. Maude Glen (1925, 1927-1932); Louis H. Hammerick (1926); Mrs. Minnie Downing (1933); Grace T. Dallabetta (1936-1937); Mrs. Maude Mann (1938-1950); Mrs. Pauline Ross (1951)
119 1/2 N. Broadway Carr Hotel
Hotel Mattox
1912 - 1913
1913 - 1916
Thomas R. Carr (1912-13); A. O. Mattox (1914-1916)
202 N. Broadway Hotel Famous 1912 M. J. Mullen
205 1/2 N. Broadway Savoy Rooms
Ames Hotel
1933 - 1936
1951 - 1960
George W. Stevens (1933-1936); Esther Wanock (1951-1960)
212 1/2 N. Broadway Gem Hotel 1925 Mrs. Ella L. Moore
220 N. Broadway Metropolitan Hotel
Hotel Cissna
Merchants Hotel
Midland Hotel
Hotel Cissna
Commercial Hotel
Midland Hotel
Hotel Virginia
Hotel Pittsburg
New Hotel Inn
Hotel Inn
O'Neal Hotel
1885
1887 - 1891
1892
1897
1898 - 1900
1901 - 1919
1923 - 1926
1930 - 1933
1936 - 1939
1940 - 1946
1947 - 1955
1956 - 1964
Mrs. S. E. Cissna (1886-1891); W. J. Mack (1903-1918); Corkle Sisters: Mrs. Lizzie McClure & Marion Corkle (1919); Mrs. Mary McKee & Mrs. Katherine Ralston (1923-1925); Jessie T. Cable (1926); John I. Davis (1930-1932); J. Henry Medlin (1933); Samuel B. Rickert (1936-1939); Grace & Cleve Terhune (1940-1941); C. A. Olson (1942); Rutenber Bros (1947-1948); Clyde C. Hathaway & H. Chester Buchannan (1949-1950); Chester Buchannan (1951-1952); Virginia A. & Harry L. Brents (1953-1954); Virginia A. Brents (1955); Mrs. Hazel L. O'Neal (1956-1957); Gilbert F. Williard (1958-1962); Mrs. Theresa M. Williard (1963); Anna A. May & Mrs. Fern May (1964)
406 1/2 N. Broadway Opera House Hotel
St. Nicholas Hotel
1890
1908
William Laney & Henry Schnackenburg (1890); James W. Lightholder (1908)
425 N. Broadway Evart Hotel 1885  
619 N. Broadway Wick Hotel 1923 - 1933 H. O. Wick (1923-1925); Fred Fuge (1926-1927); Mrs. Ida M. Kirkwood (1928-1933)
701 N. Broadway Hotel Stilwell 1889 - present Otto K. Dean (1889-1907, 1909-1911); George W. Wagner (1908, 1912-1918); Stilwell Hotel Co. (1919-1922); C. E. Barber & J. W. Thomson (1923-1924); Albert F. De Guiness (1925-1927); Mrs. Edna K. Seward & Paul Linville (1928-1929); Mrs. Edith V. Dean & George V. Dean (1930-1939); George V. Dean (1940-1955); Mrs. Hester V. Dean (1956-1974); Lorene Daugherty (1975)
1012 N. Broadway P & H Hotel
Pacific House
1913 - 1915
1916 - 1917
Clyde K. Partridge & Mrs. Elizabeth Howell (1914-1915); John Brady (1916-1917)
2522 N. Broadway Boyd's Motel 1958 - 1981

Norman Boyd

2703 N. Broadway Sixty Nine Motel 1965 - 1974 Ila E. Mingori
3004 N. Broadway Cotter's Motel 1958 - 1972 Bert H. and Maude L. Cotter
613 S. Broadway Huff's De Luxe Cabins
Loral Motel
1940- 1960
1960 - 1984
Mr & Mrs. Neal E. Huff (1940-1960); Mrs. A. A. Schaffer (1960-1984)
802 S. Broadway Southern Hotel 1892 - 1905 SW corner of Adams & South Broadway
2408 S. Broadway Rodger's Motel
Townsman Motel
1958 - 1963
1964 - 1993
Devina L. Rogers (1958-1963); G. Earl Maudlin (1964-1972); Richard & Virginia Gary (1974-1983)

2422 S. Broadway

Vel-Fre Motel 1958 - 1996 Frederick B. & Velma Glick (1958-1972); Richard & Betty Wood (1973-2011)
The building torn down in early 2011 after being vacant for about 15 years. "Crews begin to tear down Vel-Fre Hotel," The Morning Sun, 5 May 2011
2600 S. Broadway Modern Cabins 1958 - 1960 Melvin Coates
102 W. Second Europe Hotel 1908 - 1914 Fortunato Caputo (1908-1911); James Scalet (1912-1913); John Passaglia (1914); building torn down in the late 1980's
115 W. Third Eagle House
Eden House
Clyde House
Howard House (African American)
White Line Hotel (African American)
1890 - 1897
1897
1902
1908

1916
A. B. Church (1890-1897); Thomas Howard (1908); Hudson Brown (1916)
120 1/2 E Fourth Hughes Hotel
G & L Hotel
Rice Hotel
Cross Hotel
Hotel Robertson
Hotel Page
1908 -1911
1912
1938 - 1939
1940 - 1941
1942 - 1951
1958 - 1962
C. E. Hughes (1908-1911): Alfred Glant & Louis Lorenzen Jr. (1912); Mrs. Isabel Rice (1938-1939); Mrs. Erma W. Cross (1941-1941); Mrs. Nora Robertson (1942-1948); Flora E. Kaser (1949-1951);Virginia Page (1958-1962) *Building was torn down in 1993 for a parking lot when Brenner Mortuary expanded east
121 E. Fourth Besse Hotel 1928 - present Jacob Jeager (1928-1948); Adrian Hooper (1949-1955); Judd T. Sampson (1956-1960); Ralph N. Dietrich (1961-1962); Roy Montgomery (1963-1965); Richard Feasel (1966-1969); Robert B. Bitner (1970-2007); The hotel was sold in 2007 to a redevelopment firm who remodeled it and is now known as the Besse Apartments
207 E. Fourth Orpheum Hotel 1912 - 1915 W. W. Bell; building burned down November 24, 1915
120 1/2 W. Fourth McCormack Hotel
Kiper Hotel
McCormack Hotel
Lacey Hotel

1908 - 1913
1914 - 1918
1919 - 1939
1940 - 1967

William T. Campbell (1908-1911); Mrs. Lucebra M. McCormack (1912-1913); Theo Kiper (1914-1918);Cal K. Shoemaker (1919-1922); Eugene Luppens (1923-1924); Mrs. Rose Powell (1925); Cal K. Shoemaker (1926-1935); Melvin H. Lacey (1936-1937); Mrs. Goldie Lacey (1938-1939); Mrs. Goldie Lacey (1940-1952); Mrs. Goldie E. Patterson (1953-1957); Virginia Brents (1958); Marie E. Kennedy (1958-1967); Chester Ward (1967)
"Rates 75 cents and 1.00 per day"-McCormack Hotel Ad, 1919
"Board and Room for Men Only by week or month, home cooked food, 3 meals per day, with lunches packed." - Lacey Hotel Ad, 1963
408 W. Fourth Park Place Hotel 1890 Alexander Fields
915 W. Fourth Jones Motel 1958 - 1993 Leo R. Jones, building was torn down in 2008 to make way for the new fire station.
113 W. Fifth The Haun Commission Hotel 1902  
102 1/2 W. Sixth Courtland Hotel
Hotel Leland
Heppert Hotel
Camblin Hotel
Johnson Hotel
Sanarosa Hotel
1906 - 1907
1908 - 1928
1942 - 1947
1949 - 1953
1953 - 1954
1955 - 1965
Mrs. Louie Duncan (1906-1907); Hotel Leland Co. (1908-1911); George D. Noel (1912-1922); Mrs. Addie H. Sawtell (1923-1925); Charles C. Clemens (1926-1927); Lewis W. Lorenzen (1928); William J. & Ella E. Heppert (1942-1947); Mrs. Pearl L. Camblin (1949-1953); Cora E. Johnson (1953-1954); V. F. Kautz (1955-1962); Beulis F. Kautz (1963-1965)
614 E. Seventh Flying Crow Hotel 1933 - 1953 James H. Hall & Melvin H. Lacey (1933-1937); Martha Hall (1938-1946, 1949-1952); Mrs. Anna A. Trautman (1947-1948); Lillie Mills (1953)
108 1/2 E. Eleventh Pacific Hotel
Hotel Walker
Richmond Hotel
Pacific Hotel
1890 - 1934
1955 - 1956
1964 - 1965
1966 - 1971
Morgan & Wood (1890); Barton W. Prickett (1906-1907); J. E. Husted (1908-1911); John Marco (1912-1913); Mrs. Velma Logan & Marjory Ivey (1933-1934); Milton & Marie Walker (1955-1956); Mrs. Nellie E. Richmond (1964-1965); Robert R. Cook (1966-1969); Ernest Amoneno (1970-1971)
738 E. 20th Green Tea House 1902  
611 N. Grand Grand Ave Hotel
Union Hotel
1901
1902 - 1905
W. E. Stuckey (1901)
204 N. Locust Pittsburg Hotel 1890 - 1897 M. Hamblin
301 - 303 N. Locust Crescent Hotel
Travelers Hotel
1897 - 1929
1933 - 1961
William Miller (1901-1913); Charles C. & Hester Collins (1914-1918); Charles Hunter (1919); O. O. Boudinot (1923-1929); Mrs. Minnie Hunter (1933-1935, 1942-1946); Mrs. Jesse Devine (1936-1941); Mrs. Hallie Card (1947-1950); James C. O'Banion (1951-1959); Mrs. Angel Beltram (1960); Eddie Garvin (1961)
411 N. Locust The Ozark 1914 A. H. Hill
504 N. Locust Pittsburg Hotel
1892 - 1905
 
511 N. Locust Occidental Hotel
Phoenix Hotel
1892 -1902
1903 - 1905
 
513 N. Locust The Eagle House 1906 - 1908 Mrs. Nannie Hartman (1906-1907); Mrs. M. P. Ryals (1908)
712 N. Locust Girard House 1892 - 1902  
607 N. Michigan Kansas City Southern Palace Hotel 1901 - 1908 M. C. Barbour (1901-1905); Mrs. May McGarvey (1906-1907); Susan S. Meehan (1908)
701 N. Michigan St. James Hotel
Croft Hotel
St. James Hotel
1897 - 1908
1912 - 1913
1914 - 1929
Michael O'Toole (1901-1905); Gudgel & Eubank (1906-1907); Gudgel & Imhof (1908); James C. Croft (1912-1913); Gudgel & Traver (1914-1918); T. J. Mulhall (1919-1925); Mrs. Nannie Mulhall (1928-1929)
712 N. Smelter The Dewey Hotel 1901 - 1905 Miss Ethel A. & Miss Rachel V. Briley
       
updated June 2015
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