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Hotel Vinita

S. Wilson at Canadian, Vinita, OK

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Built on Route 66 in 1930 the 75 room hotel featured spanish colonial and baroque design elements. The Crystal Ballroom provided space for banquets and meetings and the coffee shop which became quite popular with local residents as well as hotel guests.

Route 66 travelers weren't the only guests at the hotel during WWII. British Glider Pilots stayed here during WWII while training at an airstrip a few miles north of town.

A lack of nearby parking and the opening of the Will Rogers Turnpike in 1957 led to the eventual closing of the hotel. It sat empty for many years, but some restoration was begun around 1995. In 2017 conversion of the building to apartments was started.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Photos: 2016



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