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Rippey Iowa Main Street; Oakes Hotel

Hotel built about 1876 by J. C. Oaks, Rippey, Iowa, on lots 15 and 16, corner of Main and Third Street. The Oakes Hotel flourished from 1876 to 1896 when Frank Brown operated the Brown Hotel. In March 1901 it was sold to Ebenezer Davenport. James T. Morse was the proprietor from September 1903 to June, 1905. In 1909 Charles States bought it making it into two different residences in the southwest part of town. These two homes are the on Carpenter Street directly west of the water tower. In 1910, Charles States and Halsey Crumley then built the cement block building used for their general store. From Rippey History Book published in 1956 and 1970.
Rippey Iowa Main Street; Oakes Hotel
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