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Thursday, January 21, 2010

#974 - The Olympic Club, Centralia, WA - 1/11/2010

This is my favorite yet of the great old, preserved spaces in the McMennamins chain. It is said to have been built in 1908 and to remain "virtually unchanged from the time of its opulent remodel in 1913."  Originally named the Oxford Hotel and owned by "King of the Bootleggers, Jack Sciutto (the 1910 Lewis County Polk guide lists the owner as J. Schutto), over the years lured many a logger, miner, and rail worker to its billiard room, liquor, and welcoming working women in the rooms upstairs. (McMennamins)

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112 N Tower Ave., Centralia, WA 98531 - (360) 736-5164
Est. 1908 - yelp - urbanspoon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the brand-name out-of-state chain-store tourist-trap. Why not go local instead? Try the Hub.