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Old 09-11-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Brief history of the Eastman Hotel:
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In August 1944 the Army took over most of the hotels in Hot Springs. The soldiers from the west-central states received a 21-day furlough before reporting to the redistribution station. They spent 14 days updating their military records and obtaining physical and dental treatment. The soldiers had time to enjoy the baths at a reduced rate and other recreational activities. The redistribution center closed down in December 1945 after processing more than 32,000 members of the military. In 1946, after the war, the Eastman was demolished when the federal government no longer needed it.


Did the army really tear this down because they no longer needed it? I would think it could have been converted into apartments, or back into a hotel.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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that is a historic hotel .
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