Located On the Northeast Corner of Main & Lee
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
Built as the BERRY BUILDING in the early 1900s, this structure was soon to become first the Sapulpa Hotel, and later the Lorraine Hotel.
The Sapulpa Hotel was a well-known landmark in the downtown area.
Photo courtesy of the Sapulpa Historical Museum. Thanks, Doris!
The Lobby of the Sapulpa Hotel was comfortably furnished and frequented by many of Sapulpa's leading citizens.
Photo courtesy of the Sapulpa Historical Museum. Thank you, Doris Yocham, for your help!
This postcard picture shows the intersection of Main
and Lee Streets, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The St. James Hotel is
on the left, and the Lorraine Hotel is on the right.
Early in the morning of Friday, December 2, 1949, the fire alarms rang and Sapulpa firefighters were summoned to a blazing fire at the historical Lorraine Hotel on the corner of Main and Lee Streets in downtown Sapulpa.
The local emergency teams soon saw that this was going to be a very volatile situation, and they quickly called for units from Tulsa, Bristow, Sand Springs and Drumright to come to their aid.
Two guests of the hotel died in the blaze, and some were injured, one seriously. The following articles were taken from both Sapulpa and Tulsa newspapers who did feature stories on this devastating fire.
FROM THE TULSA TRIBUNE
Friday, December 2, 1949, Page 1 and 10
TULSA WORLD PHOTO
Page 1, Saturday, December 3, 1949
LORRAINE HOTEL FIRE
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, December 4, 1949
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