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The Charles Gurney Hotel is a historic three-story building in Yankton, South Dakota. Replacing the original St. Charles Hotel (constructed in 1870 by J.W.C. Morrison of local cottonwood lumber), the present building was built in 1891 with brick and Sioux Fall granite. It was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style by architect J.H. Coxhead.[2] It was originally known as the Hotel Pierce, and it was built where the 1870 St. Charles Hotel once stood.[2] It was later renamed the Portland Hotel by its new owner, Alfred Crebbin, presumably in recognition of the importance of the local manufacture of Portland cement (see Western Portland Cement plant).[2] In the 1940s, it was acquired and remodelled by Charles Gurney, and it became known as the Charles Gurney Hotel.[2] It was purchased by Elza Anderson in 1962.[2] It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August 3, 1979.[1]

Gurney, Charles, Hotel
Charles Gurney Hotel from SE 2.JPG
The Charles Gurney Hotel in 2010
Charles Gurney Hotel is located in South Dakota
Charles Gurney Hotel
Location3rd and Capital Streets, Yankton, South Dakota
Coordinates42°52′12″N 97°23′26″W / 42.87000°N 97.39056°W / 42.87000; -97.39056 (Gurney, Charles, Hotel)Coordinates: 42°52′12″N 97°23′26″W / 42.87000°N 97.39056°W / 42.87000; -97.39056 (Gurney, Charles, Hotel)
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1891 (1891)
Built byJ.W.C. Morrison
ArchitectJ.H. Coxhead
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference #79002410[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 3, 1979


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Paula Kapitan (January 26, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Gurney, Charles, Hotel". National Park Service. Retrieved August 3, 2019. With accompanying pictures