Park Hotel

Contributors:
A. G. Bauer, architect; Allison F. Page, contractor
Variant Name(s):
Park Central Hotel
Dates:
1891-1894
Location:
Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:
S. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Commercial
Images Puslished In:
William B. Bushong, "A. G. Bauer, North Carolina's New South Architect," North Carolina Historical Review, 60.3 (July 1983).
Elizabeth C. Waugh, North Carolina's Capital, Raleigh (1967).
Note:
Allison F. Page is described as the developer and evidently the builder of the fashionable Queen Anne style hotel with its striking corner tower. It was located beside Nash Square and convenient to the railroad depot. Page's biographer said, "It is known to his intimate friends that he built the Park Hotel in Raleigh because he wanted to see in the capital of his State a first class hotel without a saloon." (J. N. Cole, "Allison Francis Page" in Ashe, ed., Biographical Dictionary of North Carolina.)