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Park Hotel Company records MSS.234
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Publication Rights
  • Arrangement note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Park Hotel Company records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.234
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.83 Linear feet
    Date: 1888-1947
    creator: Park Hotel Company.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Scope and Contents note

    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.
    Arrangement: 1. Minutes Box: 1 Folder: 1, 2
    2. Ledgers Box: 1 Folder: 3 Box: 2 Folder: 2
    3. Income Box: 1 Folder: 3, 4
    4. Stock Certificates Box: 2 Folder: 1, 2
    5. Account Books Box: 2 Folder: 3

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note


    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Arrangement note


    Preferred Citation note

    Park Hotel Company records, MSS 234, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Account books
    Chico (Calif.)--History.
    Hotels--California--Records and Correspondence