The Grover was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $125,000 as the Delta’s finest hotel and Cleveland’s first skyscraper. It had 100 rooms that serviced the railroad employees and other business travelers. The 1930 city directory shows that tailor R.S. Cooper, the Palace Barber Shop, and the Hotel Grover Cafe were located here. In the 1940s and 1950s, the hotel was off-limits to the students at Delta State.