Barth Hotel

Many hats…

When it was first built, this building was the Union Wholesale Liquor Warehouse. It soon became the Union Hotel  in 1890 because of its close proximity to Union Station. Sure enough it was renamed the Elk Hotel in 1906. Allen Barth, the son of the original owner, bought the building in 1930 and renamed it the Barth Hotel. The timing of his purchase wasn’t exactly ideal. It was the beginning of the Great Depression so the hotel took an inevitable downward spiral and eventually Barth lost the hotel to creditors. In the 1980s, Senior Housing bought and rehabilitated the building and it now houses many low-income seniors.

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Inside the Barth Hotel

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