Historic hotel in central Kansas collapses

Courtesy: mymessengerks.com

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — A vacant, historic hotel has partially collapsed in central Kansas.

A section of the Parker House Hotel in downtown Minneapolis collapsed about 6 a.m. Friday.

Minneapolis City Administrator Barry Hodges told KSAL (http://bit.ly/12wqLk9 ) that no one was inside the building and there were no injuries outside. The collapse caused a brief gas leak that was shut off by Kansas Gas Service.

The two-story Parker Hotel was built in 1887 as a bank and remade into Parker House Hotel in 1899. It was converted to apartments in the 1950s and the last tenant moved out in 1989. An insurance company rented the front portion until 2008.

The hotel was added to the Register of Historic Kansas Places in 2009 and a group was raising funds to restore it.


Information from: KSAL-AM.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s