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lm OMAHA SUNDAY BEH: FEBRUARY 14, 1915.
'.Oinfiisi Newest' Hostelry Opees
RStll'h.'l"l33BasSl 11 1 III
Another Epoch in Growth of Omaha
Omaha's - Quality Laundry
; 415-417 South 16th St.
VA FURNITURE. TABLES.
' Sx SPRINGS, BEDS, MA TTRESSES,
ETC. for the Keen Hotel; famished Bren-
lin Shades for the building, Curtains for
' the bedrooms, etc.
Hotel, Office Cafes,
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.,...r.. , - - - I - r . I
i Fine hard
ing; old floors
. .. Sample Room ....
-28th St. 'N
Phone H. 5908
ASPHALT, riTCg, TAlt,
hliATK, TII.K, GKAVETj,
. . WATKRPltOOPrXO
The nw Krn hotel at Ktgtitnth nd
Ifarner atrettn. haa luit opened Ita door.
Hera la a three-etoty building with aeven-
ty-two rooma that la to cater both to
family trade and to tranalonta.
In ttln a fraaa on thla building- and
pending aonie tM,0M to remodel It. Harry
A. Wall roreaaw the trend or eualneea In
the city to be westward. lie considered
the development oc Harney atreet with
the coming -of the Flrat National bank, to
that atreet, the preaence fo he Burgeae
Naah atora, the coming of the Grain ex
change building, ha took Into considera
tion the procesa of widening the atreet
weat of Twenty-eighth atreet, and con
sidered the aumeroua aplendlT apart-
. tnent houaea that have been built weat of
Twenty-fourth on Harney atreet He de
cided the atreet btda fair to become a
oloaa competitor In Importance with Far
aara atreet Then he considered the cor
ner of Eighteenth and Far nam streets
from the standpoint that It la within two
block of the beat buslnea district of he
city that a hotel on thla spot would be
practically on both direct depot line of
treet cars, the ram am and Harney llnea,
that a, hotel here would look over every
thing that Im pleasant and nothing that la
disagreeable, that it would tec out upon
the fl.OOOOOO eour house and the beauti
ful lawn that surrounds It, that it would
look on the one side up)n the public li
brary and a business colletce, In the other
direction upon the Young Men's Christian
association building and the court house.
In the other direction upon the city hall
and The Bee building and thua he de
cided that with auch a favorable sur
rounding a family hotel could not help
nla-h Type at Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keen, who will
operate the hotel, are high claaa people
who have Heals necessary to develop the
best type or hotel of thla claaa. While
they aim to make this largely a family
hotel, they expect also to give much at
tention to transient trade.
The hotel Is provided with a large.
roomy and artistically decorated lobby, a
wide marble stairway of 'model design,
an electrlo elevator, and five fire escapes
beaidea the main entrance.- Fire escapes
are all reached through the halls, so that
It la not necessary to pass through any
rooma to reach them. The building haa
fireproof walls, and la throughout what
la known aa a semi-fireproof building.
The elevator la also of fireproof con
struction, and enclosed . for fire protec
tion. Even the waste baskets are metal,
to add to the general scheme of fire pre
vention. There are forty rooma provided with
bath or connecting directly with a bath.
There are thirty-two without There are
six public bathrooms In the building be
sides those In the rooms. Shower baths
are provided In these. . -
Rooma Ara Laurg.
The rooma are larger than la usual in
hotels. While eome are larger than oth
ers, they will nevertheless average' about..
12x16 feet In dimension. '.'
Each floor Is provided with a women's -
lobby, encloaed by brass rails and fur
nished with settees, rocking chairs and
Although Mr. Keen haa relatives in the
furniture factories In the east so that he
could have obtained favorable prices
there, he bought his furniture all through
Omaha dealers. Likewise, he 'is hiring
all hla help In Omaha, Oood brass beds
have been put in all the rooms. The best
box spring mattresses have been obtained.
Fumed oak chairs, rockers and forty-stx-lnch
fumed oak dressers have been sup
plied In the rooms.
Harry I Keen, proprietor, ' haa for
many yeara been division manager for
the Royal Baking Powder company with
hla headquarters In Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Keen have been making
a atudy of the hotel business for some
time with the Intention of operating one,
and are prepared to render the best of
service. Mr. Keen will also be ably as
listed In the management of the hotel by
his brother, O. E. Keen, who before en
tering the hotel business, waa aiso a
traveling man for a long period of years.
IN THE NEW
Wera Furnished by
TI1K FIXTURB HOUSE"
630 So. 10th St.
Newly Built ,
"18th and Harney St. Opposite Court House
Centrally Located Everything New and Modern
Hot and Cold Running Water and Phones in livery Room
72 LARGE OUTSIDE ROOMS
30 BATHS; 6 PUBLIC BATH?
: ' ' ELEVATOR SERVICE
COME AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER
RATES Without Bath, $1 ir Special Rates to
With Private Bath. $1.50 H. Keen, Prop. Permanent Guests
- Douglas 4886
The Keen Hotel
is an example ot
the development of
Omaha real estate
t always advances
in value. Invest
. now before prices
Read the real cs-
-tate . columns of
Telephone Tyler 1000
The Omaha Bee
'rjU fecit Sn Wml Ah"
i 18-18 South 18 th Street, each
i2i6. facing the court house
plasa. 484 South 18th corner
ou Haniey. 18x60. Ideal for
drug gtore. 1804-6 Harney
Street, each 16x6, full cel
lars under all, heat ' supplied.
.That district ! developing
rapidly. Come a while rent
Is it a flat, residence, a row of cottages, vacant lota,
or good business property, there is somewhere a party
who will buy your place. If the price is right and terms
easy I know that party. Send me description of your
place and if it is cheap I will sell it.
Harry A. Wolf
512-13-14 Ware Block.
15th and Farnam Sts. Phone Douglas 8068.
Member Omaha Real Estate Exchange and National
Association Real Estate Exchanges.
Selected to Do the Laundry Work
of Hotel Keen
Not for Price; But for Quality:
There's a Difference Try Us
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In This Hotel
was done by
14U Pinkney St.
Phone Doug. 2081
PHONE RED 883.
Office and Works:
20TH AND PDSBOK STREETS
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A . When You're Tired
ArillS trOng f the Ordinary -
&yr 1 Ran of Restaarants
R.3673: H. 1836 WflilVgV
and HOTEL KEEN BLDG.
. - 1808 Harney St.
1 You'll Be Satisfied
Estimates With Both Food
Furnished .Free. and Prices
Pocket Billiard Parlor
Hotel Keen Building
The Double Check System
Check good for 5c in trade, returned
with every game.
NEW TABLES Best Equipment.
Drop in for a game and try the new
W. C. TABER, Prop,