Greetings from Hannibal, MO, Mark Twain's boyhood hometown, my theme for this year's AtoZ Challenge.
|The Mark Twain Hotel|
Built in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mark Twain Hotel was constructed after the Park Hotel burned down. The Park Hotel's restaurant is where Molly Brown supposedly met Mark Twain. The Mark Twain Hotel's distinguished guest list includes Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Amelia Earhart, and Norman Rockwell. The entire building has been renovated as retirement apartments.
The "Hotel Mark Twain" sign is one of my favorite things to photograph in Hannibal. What I wouldn't give for a trip to the roof. Think of the view of the Mississippi River! The hotel is just a few steps from the Big River.