"Historical & Architectural Treasure"The Hotel James (aka James Hotel) was designed by Henry John Klutho, a nationally known architect of the Prairie School style from Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Klutho designed two other buildings in Palatka. The recently restored Larimer Arts Center (originally the Melton Memorial Library) and the old City Hall which was demolished in the 1960's to make way for construction of the Capital City bank. On the 5th of May 1916, ground was broken at 300 St. Johns Avenue (former site of the Arlington Hotel) for the new three-story James Hotel. The project was funded by the President of the Putnam National Bank, Dr. George E. Welch. Klutho's design had more than a slight resemblance to Frank Lloyd Wright's City National Bank/Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa, built seven years earlier.
|Placed By||Putnam County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 438913 N 3279817|
|Decimal Degrees||29.64681667, -81.63113333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 38.809', W 81° 37.868'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 38' 48.54" N, 81° 37' 52.08" W|
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|Area Code(s)||386, 904|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-158 N 3rd St, Palatka FL 32177, US|
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