Hotel Kaskaskia

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Hotel Kaskaskia
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Hotel Kaskaskia
Hotel Kaskaskia is located in Illinois
Hotel Kaskaskia
Hotel Kaskaskia is located in the US
Hotel Kaskaskia
Location 217 Marquette Street
LaSalle, Illinois
Coordinates 41°19′46″N 89°5′45″W / 41.32944°N 89.09583°W / 41.32944; -89.09583Coordinates: 41°19′46″N 89°5′45″W / 41.32944°N 89.09583°W / 41.32944; -89.09583
Area less than one acre
Built 1915 (1915)
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 88002229[1]
Added to NRHP November 3, 1988

Hotel Kaskaskia is a historic building in LaSalle, Illinois. The hotel was designed by Marshall and Fox and named for the Kaskaskia Indian Village. The six-story hotel at 217 Marquette Street opened in 1915.[2] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel hosted WJBC (AM).

Some guests arrived via the Rock Island "Rocket" train from Chicago.[2] Celebrity guests included Amelia Earhart, Galli Curoi, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.[2]

The building was closed up in 2001. It also appears to have been used an independent living facility. As of 2010 it was being restored as a hotel, museum and convention center.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d Steve Stout La Salle's Kaskaskia Hotel may regain its former glory 09/03/2010 MyWebTimes

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