MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The Hotel Muskogee, built in the early 1920s, has been added as the newest National Register of Historic Places listing for Oklahoma.
Officials with the Oklahoma Historical Society say the building represents the rise and fall of commercial travelers' hotels for male sales representatives involved in manufacturing and wholesale distribution.
The hotel, which opened in 1923 at 26 West Broadway, "illustrates the gendered nature of a growing 'business culture' in America," officials with the Oklahoma Historical Society said. "From the mid-1920s through the 1940s, the Hotel Muskogee represented the link between the nation’s commerce and Muskogee’s commerce, as well as the segregation of the genders in the business world."
The hotel's design, materials and workmanship have seen little change except in the first story's south and west elevations.
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