The Park: A strictly first-class hostelry | News

John B. Price, (1822-1895) a wholesale lumber dealer, was the primary owner of Hannibal’s Park Hotel. The building stood on the northwest corner of Center and Fourth streets from roughly 1880, until the building was consumed by fire in mid April 1899.

While Price and his partner, Dubach, maintained ownership of the hotel, a long series of lessees tried their hand at turning a profit from the business.

One lessee

Moving on

Next venture

Hotel structure


Mary Lou Montgomery retired as editor of the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post in 2014. She researches and writes narrative-style stories about the people who served as building blocks for this region’s foundation. Books available on by this author include but are not limited to: “The Notorious Madam Shaw,” “Pioneers in Medicine from Northeast Missouri,” “The Historic Murphy House, Hannibal, Mo., Circa 1870,” “Hannibal’s ‘West End,’ and the newest book, “Oakwood: West of Hannibal.” Montgomery can be reached at [email protected] Her collective works can be found at

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