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Loup County Historical Society

Loup County Nebraska
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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