The Southern Hotel

The Southern Hotel (HM14QK)

Location: Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 24.11', W 93° 44.259'

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The Southern was built in the year 1880 adjacent to Basin Spring and some 25 feet above it on the hillside. L.M. Rainey of Missouri, its original owner, sold the hotel to W. E. Beatty in 1886, at which time it was acclaimed to be one of the city's two finest hotels, the other being Perry House, situated on the opposite side of the spring.

Damaged in the Great Fire of 1890, The Southern was repaired and enlarged to one hundred rooms, gas lighted throughout, and boasting for a time an outdoor "elevator" which lifted guests from Basin Spring level to hotel entrance.

Wallace McQuerry owned the hotel in 1932 and had renamed it Southern Home. On November 12 that year this handsome wooden structure which stood for just over half a century was destroyed in what the Times-Echo and other newspapers described as "a spectacular blaze."
HM NumberHM14QK
Placed ByGreater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 433855 N 4028771
Decimal Degrees36.40183333, -93.73765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.11', W 93° 44.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 6.60" N, 93° 44' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 84 Spring St, Eureka Springs AR 72632, US
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