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POINT OF INTEREST "K"
Leave the Riverfront Park, turn left (east) and stop at the White House Hotel.
 

The White House Hotel was built in 1870. Of interest are the stone keystones above the windows, the woodwork under the eaves, and the widow's walk with its cast iron railing. Many dignitaries stayed here during the well known “German Day” celebrations and also the oratory meetings known as Chatauquas. One of the most notable Chautauqua speakers was William Jennings Bryan, who spoke in Hermann in July, 1922. Hotel rooms let for $4.00 per night, dinner was 50 cents. A sign in the lobby reads, “All guests without baggage are required to pay in advance.” A unique aspect of the hotel was its plumbing. Like other plumbing of the day, it was outdoors. But the configuration of the six-unit outhouse was most unusual, three up and three down!

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