Photo courtesy of Penny Casey
Cort Conley in Idaho for the Curious writes that the Saratoga Hotel was built in 1903-1904 on the corner of 624 Main Street by the well-known pioneer merchant, Howard Sebree, who established a chain of hardware and farm implement stores along the Utah and Northern and Oregon Shortline railroad lines. It was designed by the same archietect who designed the Idanha Hotel in Boise. At one time it had octagonal turrets at each end of its Seventh Street Ave. facade, as well as a massive canopy of the Main Street entrance. It was in room 19 of this hotel that Harry Orchard lodged while plotting the assassination of ex-governor Frank Steunenberg.
It burnt down in 1990. For several years prior to the fire a popular restaurant occupied the ground floor.
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