Buildings and Places

Sykes Hotel

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Carroll County, MD, USA

Where is it?
Who built it?
When?
Hotel (vanished)
1831

About

Somewhere around 1831, James Sykes built a 47 room hotel on the Carroll County side of the river. The railroad was beginning to come through. There was no station, so the hotel was convenient and profitable.


During a severe financial crisis in the late 1850s, Sykes suffered large losses and sold the hotel to a man named John Grimes. Unfortunately for Grimes, the hotel washed away in the great flood that swept through Sykesville in 1868.