Board ledgers, account and minute books spanning the entire period of the Park Hotel’s operation in Chico, 1888-1947, make
up the collection. Also included is a deed, from John Bidwell to the Park Hotel, dated March 15, 1887.
The Park Hotel Company was formed in 1888 to acquire property and build a hotel in Chico (California). Stock in the company
was sold as $100 a share to local businessmen, including John Bidwell. The company’s initial seven directors: Samuel Ostroski,
M. Oser, Henry Peters, Martin Heller, A.H. Crew, A.L. Nicols and John Deveny. The hotel was sold in 1945 and the corporation
was dissolved in 1947.
Collection is open for research without restriction.