Loup County Historical Society
Loup County Nebraska
The history of the
Pavillion Hotel goes back to 1887 when Herman and Mary Carter built a hotel for
when the railroad came. Even though the railroad didn't come, the Pavillion
Hotel still stood. The Pavillion was the best Hotel between Grand Island,
Nebraska and Rapid City, South Dakota. The meals were served on tables graced
with real linen, silver, and crystal.
There have been 16 owners
of the Pavillion, and 12 were before 1920. The current owners, Loren and Marah
Sandoz bought it in 1996. The hotel has had many businesses in it over the
years, such as a grocery store, a hotel, a newspaper office, a judges office, a
shoe store, and a beauty salon. It was also the social center of town. The hotel
has had many legends and stories of things that have happened within.
Loren and Marah Sandoz are
planning to turn it into a bed and breakfast. The rooms will cost upwards of
$95. They will employ two people. The top floor will be open for meetings and
such. It is located on the northeast side of the square in Taylor, Nebraska. For
more information you can contact Loren Sandoz at (308)-942-3148. You can also
buy models of the hotel for $100, and they just came out with Christmas
ornaments for $25.
Text Source: Loup County Public School Social Studies Class website, Sue McNeil, teacher.
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Loup County Historical Society,
Taylor, NE 68879-0102