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Catalog Number 2002.57.98
Object Name Postcard
Description Postcard of John C. Calhoun Hotel in Anderson SC. No Stamp. Handwritten message on the back. Message as follows: " Dear Friend. Sorry I didn't write sooner but I will now. We are feeling well and do hope you are too. Sure miss you. Remember that pin I bought, it never did work right. Sure are going to sue McClellans. (HaHa). Drop me a few lines if you have time. Still have your books, will keep them. very sincerely Mrs. Graham." Addressed to Miss Beatrice Hillhouse, R.F. Dr #3 Anderson SC.

According to Whitten notes: in 1923, city leaders decided it was time for a new hotel in Anderson. The hotel would be located on Main Street, but in order to decide which end of Main Street the hotel would be on, the Chamber of Commerce held a contest to see who could sell the most bonds. The contest was between people on the north side and the people on the south sides of the street and whichever side won, would determine which side the hotel would be on. The north side won the contest. The hotel would run as a hotel for 50 years until it became a retirement home. The Calhoun Hotel was famous for its Sunday dinner and at one time, a radio broadcast was done in the hotel.
Date 1937
Title John C. Calhoun Hotel, Anderson SC