The Durant Weekly News
March 16, 1906
Caddo’s New Hotel When Completed
Will be a Handsome Structure of 40 Rooms
H.M. Coon came in Saturday afternoon from Caddo where he has been the past few weeks busily engaged installing the plumbing and heating apparatus for Caddo’s new brick hotel and opera house. In speaking of the hotel he said:
“Caddo is building a hotel, a two story brick structure with an opera on the first floor containing several hundred seats. The stage is of a large size that will have sufficient room to accommodate first-class shows. A Mr. Blackburn of Boston and Dallas is now busily engaged in painting the stage scenery and other stage effects. The first floor also contains the dining hall, bath rooms, lavatory, and barber shop.
The second floor is composed of sleeping rooms entirely, to the number of about 40 and will be furnished in comfortable style.
The building is of about 60x100 and will contain over 300,000 brick and when furnished and completed will cost in the neighborhood of about $35,000. A gentleman of Muskogee has already paid one month’s rent in advance and will be ready to receive the hotel as soon as the contractors have finished, which it is hoped will not be over six weeks”.