Oakleaf Hotel

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The Oakleaf Hotel was located in the former Chester Ashley Mansion at 207 East Markham Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the late nineteeth and early twentieth centuries. The hotel opened around 1885 with seventeen "large, light, and airy bed chambers." The hotel was demolished in the 1920s. The proprietor of the hotel was Thomas H. Bass.

Remnants of the mansion-hotel foundation were uncovered in 1984 by AMR Architects and the Robert East Construction Company, redevelopers and contractors respectively, of the Heritage Center East and West. The site was excavated in 1984-1985 by historical archaeologists from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Research Station.


David M. Ernest, "The Oakleaf Hotel: A Study of Urban Dynamics in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Little Rock, Arkansas," M.A. thesis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1994.

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