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New Capital: 1910

New Capital: 1910

Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "New Capital Hotel, Markham Street." A century later the building looks much the same, although it's lost the "New." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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I have stayed there.

Across the street from the Peabody (formerly The Excelsior), and a truly interesting building. The elevator sized for a horse is something to see!

It's a Capital Idea

This tells the rest of the story including a President Grant legend/lore.

The view

While the hotel now directly faces the much larger Marriott (née Excelsior) and convention center across the street, at the time this photo was taken it likely had an unimpeded view of the Arkansas River from that second floor balcony.

You can probably still see some of the river over the convention center but it certainly isn't the view it once had.

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