The Continental Hotel - A Centerville Landmark
Monday, April 25, 2016
In 1866, little did Alexander and Susannah McKee know that the business they built in Centerville’s Town Square would retain its basic function nearly 150 years later. That year they constructed a hotel known as the Jefferson House (a.k.a. Wagon Home). The building burned in 1892, with Susannah dying in the fire. The following year, a new hotel was built on the same site, the building that stands to this day as the historic Continental Hotel.
For much of its life, the Continental Hotel has actually served as a hotel. By the early 1990s, the building was badly deteriorating, along with the economy, and may have been demolished but for Morgan Cline’s passion for building renovation. Cline, a successful marketer, has rescued a large number of historic buildings in Centerville, including the Continental Hotel, which he purchased in 1996.
The Continental Hotel now functions as an independent living retirement community for the well-elderly. It also has Executive Suites of furnished apartments available for rent on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. The grand and elegant lobby can be rented for receptions and includes a grand piano. In addition, the hotel has a restaurant with a full menu of lunch and dinner options.
To get more details on the Continental Hotel, see http://thecontinental.info/.