View of the Past: The old Central Hotel and Saloon

(Photo submitted by Brian Keller)

This week’s view takes us back to 1890’s O’Fallon.  The scene is in the old Central Hotel and Saloon which once stood on the corner of South Lincoln and West First, where Steven Mueller Florist is today.  Back in those days, O’Fallon had several hotels and no shortage of saloons in the downtown area.  The Central Hotel building was destroyed by fire in 1953.

(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)