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The Eldridge House
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TitleThe Eldridge House
AbstractThe New England Emigrant Aid Company had a plan to provide boarding houses for the new settlers in Kansas. A hotel was started and leased to Shalor W. Eldridge who with his mother was operating the American House in Kansas City. When finished it was called the Free State Hotel. Article goes on to give the history of the hotel, its rebuilding, name change, etc., quoting from various sources.
NotesHorace Greeley, visiting Lawrence in the spring of 1859, likewise spoke of the 'magnificent hotel' which he feared was 'far better....than its patronage will justify.' It was considered the finest hotel west of St. Louis. Page 362.
AuthorMartha B. Caldwell
DateNovember, 1940
SourceThe Kansas Historical Quarterly
Local SubjectEldridge House
Lawrence, Kansas
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID215198
CONTENTdm number20912
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