The hotel stands
along State Route 41 at 1400 Webster Road in Summersville, the county seat of
Nicholas County. The huge frame house occupies a large corner lot, nearly an
acre in size, in the Brock Addition of the city where Webster Road and Daniel
Street intersect. Because of its prominent location and commanding presence,
the house is a widely recognized landmark in Nicholas County.
two-and-one-half story frame building originally held twenty-one rooms and
accommodated guests who were in town when court was in session or those who
were traveling along the turnpike. The hotel provided visitors with a
comfortable place to stay and good meals in the dining room where there were
three large tables. Hotel records and the register that the current owner still
has indicate that it closed in 1914 although the family continued to live there
and allowed an occasional overnight boarder.