The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel was originally meant to be a mercantile store. When the fire of 1878 destroyed a wooden hotel on the site, B. Sanguinetti decided to build a brick store on the lot. At some point during the construction he changed his plans and in 1879 an impressive, two-story brick hotel was finished. The following year a two-story frame addition was added to the rear of the building, which was removed years later. The hotel was first known as the “Italian Hotel,” becoming the Imperial at some later date.

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