Hotel Blanche

The Hotel Blanche (also known as the Blanche Hotel or The Blanche or Hancock Building ) is a historic site in Lake City, Florida, United States. It is located at 212 North Marion Street. On January 18, 1990, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

In the lobby of the building is the oldest elevator in the State of Florida. It is still functional but is currently blocked off. Also, the third floor is said to be haunted, and is inaccessible to the public.

Notable occupants
  • Al Capone occasionally stopped at the Hotel Blanche on his way from Chicago to Miami.
  • Johnny Cash has also stayed at the Hotel.

Building Activity

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