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Historic Kansas Hotel Taken Off National Register

This is the "new" Brookville Hotel restaurant, located in Abilene.  The historic one, located in Brookville, has now been taken off the National Register of Historic Places.  (Photo Credit: kansastravel.org)

BROOKVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas hotel that dates back more than century has been taken off the National Register of Historic Places because of recent renovations.  The Wichita Eagle reports that the original Brookville Hotel, located in the Saline County town of Brookville, has been delisted after state preservation officials found the renovation had negatively affected the building's historic integrity. The hotel was built in 1870 when the town was a hub for the railroads and cattle drives from Texas. It was relocated to Abilene in 2000. Sarah Martin, coordinator for the Kansas State Historical Society, says it's rare when the state Historic Sites Board of Review asks for a building to be taken off the register. But she says the Brookville Hotel's appearance has changed so drastically it's no longer eligible.