Hotel Bothwell is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Backstory and Context
Hotel Bothwell was built in 1927 by the H.L. Stevens Company, in the middle of a nationwide expansion of hotel businesses. Sedalia still benefited economically from its location and Railroad, as well as the advent of state highways which brought more visitors to the city. One main reason for the need of lodging was the State Fairgrounds being located nearby. John Bothwell who was the main benefactor in the hotel project also was the one who lobbied for and succeeded in getting the State Fairgrounds located in Sedalia.