Bald Knob Hotel

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Year Built: 1910 | Year Abandoned: 1970's
Status: AbandonedGutted
Photojournalist: Michael Schwarz

Originally 1 of 3 hotels on what was once “Skid Row” of Bald Knob. “Skid Row” was a famous strip of bars, brothels, and boarding houses in the area around 1920 to about the 1970’s. Based on information from the locals, the hotels were built in 1910 and was the place to stay while in town. These hotels were notorious for prostitution and hide-outs for passing through criminals. Several fights were known to break out not only at the hotels, but everywhere else in town. Even the barber shop, as a local described.

Currently this property is mostly demolished and gutted. The Arkansas Traveler Hobbies, a train station museum across the street, purchased the old building in hopes to renovate it. However, a project like this will cost a lot of money due to the structure collapsing, and not up to current code.




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UNKONWN
UNKONWN
1 year ago

I am working on the project

Janice
Janice
3 years ago

I would love to get a grant and bring it back to life

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Janice
1 year ago

Where are you from, my father owns it?

Amanda Stipes
Amanda Stipes
5 years ago

I also lived here as a child and wud luv to hear good old history of it:)

shellie
shellie
5 years ago

I lived here for ten years as a child this was my child good home I would love to hear some older stories about the history in this house if someone would care to tell me you can find me on Facebook Shellie murphree my picture is in black and white

Brandon
Brandon
7 years ago

My grandfather is tell me all kinds of stories about this hotel. They really put the "Ho" in hotel…

shellie
shellie
Reply to  Brandon
5 years ago

Would you mind telling me some stories about the history of my old childhood home

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