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406 Howard St., Carthage, MO
The four-story 100 room Drake Hotel had cost $200.000.00 to build when
it opened in 1922. It was named for A.M. Drake, a stockholder in the hotel.
In 2005 it was renovated and converted to a 26-unit senior apartment building
called the Drake Hotel Apartments.
They also restored the two original canopies, the sign, the marble floors,
and the staircase. The original atrium opening to the second floor was
restored and revealed a beautiful skylight.
The very nice neon sign still lives on the corner of 4th & Howard
Vintage Advertising Highlights
Modern, fireproof building
Accommodations to suit every purse
Rates by the day, week, or month
Excellent Food in the Coffee Shop
The hotel of courteous service.
A Homelike Hotel
Modern Rooms|$1.25 UP
(Image of Uniformed Bellboy carrying luggage)
Service is our First Consideration
NOTE: In 1937 the hotel referred to itself as the Hotel Drake,
by 1939 that changed to the Drake Hotel. It's hard to date the matchbook,
but the $1.25 rate probably indicates a date closer to the 1922 opening.