Operation Palace Hotel
The 99 room hotel was built in 1891 and originally named the Curtis House. The brick structure is three stories in height, and stylistically derived from the Italianate mode. The name was changed in 1894 to the Palace Hotel when J.D. Curtis sold his interest. It is an important architectural representative of its era, as well as a significant cultural resource to our community.
While the structure has been repaired and refurbished in times past, it has been seriously neglected over the past twenty plus years. UMSP is an active member of the grassroots group, Friends of the Palace, who is currently working with the ways of restoring this building in hopes of preserving it for future generations!