Samuel’s Hotel

Samuel’s Hotel

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The Samuels Hotel

The Samuels Hotel was built by Henry Floyd Samuels in May of 1908. It became one of the busiest hotels in the Silver Valley. This five-star, five-floor hotel sat at the corner of Cedar Street and Seventh Street. It quickly became the largest and finest hotel in all of Idaho, with more than 150 rooms, 25 luxury suites included, and its modern commodities. Guests could get a shave and a haircut at the barber on the ground floor, find something to drink at the Metals Bar (also downstairs), and take the elevator to the upper floors if they didn’t want to walk up the stairs. The hotel was demolished in 1975 and became the Harry Magnuson Park.

Interesting Facts

Modern Luxuries

Each room in the Samuels had long distance telephone, hot and cold running water, electric light, steam heat, open nickel plumbing, and brass beds.

features

The ground floor included a coffee shop, restaurant, banquet room, lounge, barber shop, the Metals bar, and beauty shop. It also had French plumbing and a birdcage elevator with an operator.

Metals BAr

The Samuels was the original location of the Metals Bar. The current Metals Bar located just down the street from this site is named after the original bar. 

The Rossi case

Wallace Mayor Herman Rossi was arrested for murder in 1916 after he shot Clarence “Gabe” Dahlquist in the lobby of the Samuels Hotel.

Check Out the Other Stops On the Tour

Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe

Grand Theater

Grand Theater

Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

Samuel's Hotel

Samuel's Hotel

Union Pacific Depot

Union Pacific Depot

Wallace Public School

Wallace Public School

Wallace Hospital

Wallace Hospital

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