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The Old Hotel in Othello

The Old Hotel in Othello is turning 100 years old on June 23. Today it’s an art gallery and a small cafe, but it used to be a bustling place where farmers and railroad workers would stay. In 1975, a group of volunteers from Othello took over the hotel (which by then was closed and not amounting to much), and they’ve run it ever since. One of the original volunteers is still around.


Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

The Old Hotel in Othello, Wash. is turning 100 years old on June 23.


Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

The Old Hotel has artwork and a display of railroad related memorabilia.


Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

Original hotel board member, Joyce Lund, and current museum director, Sally Laufer, right, stand in a renovated hotel room now used as a gallery space


Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

An interior room at the Old Hotel is decorated with antiques and art.


Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

Rod Marsh, a volunteer with the local Lions Club, works to repair an aging deck and staircase on the back of the hotel as a graffiti owl and UFO watch.

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