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Mercer Hotel
Mercer Hotel
TitleMercer Hotel
DescriptionPostcard of the Hotel Mercer
Historical ArticleThe 8-story Hotel Mercer at the southeast corner of 12th and McGee was built by J. R. Mercer of Mercer Jewelry Company in 1912 at a cost of $140,000.

Kurfis & Michaelis planned the building with two stories constructed of Bedford stone and with buff brick and terra-cotta trimmings to match the rest of the building. There were 101 bedrooms, most of them with baths.

A Kansas City Times story of May 20, 1912, stated: The interior will be finished in the English style, with fumed oak woodwork, and a large lounging room, fitted with large open fireplaces, will carry out the English idea of an office. It is intended in every way to be a first-class hostelry and not purely for commercial trade.

For five years--between 1935 and 1940--the hotel was closed. It reopened as the Hotel Andrew Jackson in 1940, when Richard C. Parnell leased the hotel for 15 years from David T. Beals.

Today the Kansas City Public Library stands on the site of the old hotel.

Kansas City Star
February 12, 1977
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectHotels
Mercer Hotel
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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