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Property Name Hotel Bell
Reference Number 13000395
State Oklahoma
County Woods
Town Alva
Street Address 505 Barnes
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/14/2013
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The Hotel Bell, located at 501-505 Barnes in Alva, Oklahoma, represents a historical 1920s small-town pattern of planning and erecting community hotels by means of stock sales among local individuals. The Hotel Bell was physically central in Alva and was central to Alva community life from 1927 through 1968. In this context it is historically significant and is eligible for the National Register under Criteria A, Community Planning and Development.


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