This handsomely dignified, unembellished building was constructed in 1906 of rusticated concrete block.  The Pontotoc Hotel flourished as a fine European-style establishment, complete with Turkish baths.  Originally servicing railroad and riverboat travelers, by 1920 this hotel had become one of the area's better-known bordellos.  

In 1929, George Touliatas, Sr., founder of the Front Street Theatre, purchased the Pontotoc.  Vaudeville-era actors and actresses from this theatre and others, including The Orpheum, took rest here. 

The hotel is now a private residence.

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