Creator

Date Original

1912 September 28

Description

This black and white postcard shows an photograph of the Allen Hotel in Monticello, Arkansas, on the front. It was sent from J. M. Thompson of Monticello to Clara Eno, in Pryor Green, Oklahoma, on September 28th, 1912.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Allen Hotel, an imposing three-story, 40-room hotel, was built by Joe Lee Allen in 1912. The Allens were said to have held great parties at the hotel. The Allen family sold the hotel to the Curry Family in the 1920s. It was a very successful hotel in downtown Monticello, On the first floor was a lobby, a restaurant, Tom Todd's Popular Price Store, a beauty parlor and the Owen Jolley Hardware Store. The other floors held guest rooms. The hotel burned in an electrical fire that had spread from the hardware store next door, on December 15th, 1943.

Transcription

The Allen Hotel Monticello, Ark.
Monticello, Ark. 9/27
Dear Miss Clara.
We are both very well &
enjoying ourselves with our
children & children's children
Expected to be at home
this week but the weather
has gotton so cold that we
have concluded not to come
till next week.
Will have service the 1st
Sunday in Oct.
Hope you are well. regards
to all. Yours truly. J.M. Thompson
Miss Clara Eno
Van Buren, Ark.;
Pryor Green,
Okla

Physical Description

Black and white postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postcards; Hotels

Geographical Area

Monticello, Drew County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G1331

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

The Allen Hotel, Monticello, Arkansas, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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