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John A. Elliot Stoddard Hotel Collection, circa 1920-1947 MISC MSS 347

John A. Elliot Stoddard Hotel Collection, circa 1920-1947

MISC MSS 347

Summary Information

Abstract
The John A. Elliott Stoddard Hotel Collection includes materials related to the Stoddard Hotel, including a 1935 edition of the ; a 1947 program for the La Crosse Airport Dedication; financial documents dated March 1928-February 1929; a postcard advertising the Stoddard Hotel; and a map of La Crosse, Wis. which outlines the best route and mileage to the Stoddard Hotel from the highway (circa 1920s-1930s).
Collection Title
John A. Elliott Stoddard Hotel Collection
Date of Materials
circa 1920-1947
Creator - Collector
Elliott, John A., 1900-1994
Creator
Elliott, John A., 1900-1994
Call Number
MISC MSS 347
Amount
0.2 cubic feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
English
Box
MISC 67
Folder
5
Repository
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John A. Elliott Stoddard Hotel Collection, circa 1920-1947, MISC MSS 347, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Historical Note

The Stoddard Hotel was built in 1903 by a group of local businessmen who felt that La Crosse needed a center for conferences and business meetings. The Board of Trade (later the Chamber of Commerce) organized the building fund. Many residents subscribed and contributed money toward it.

The hotel served as the social center of La Crosse and many celebrities stayed overnight there. John A. Elliott owned it for many years, from 1927-1972, taking over from his father-in-law Calvin Baker. Heavily in debt, the hotel was razed in 1982.

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Biographical Note

John A. Elliott owned the Stoddard Hotel for many years, from 1927-1972, taking over from his father-in-law Calvin Baker.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 2016 December

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136
archives@lacrosselibrary.org

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

(Accession number 2016.146) Donated by Richard Granum, October 2016

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Related Materials

Related Materials

(MSS 99)
 Stoddard Hotel Records
(MSS 131)
 Stoddard Hotel Remodeling Materials

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Stoddard Hotel (La Crosse, Wis.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Granum, Richard

Subject(s)

  • Hotels--Wisconsin--La Crosse

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