Hotel Royer, Urbana-Lincoln Hotel

Urbana's Downtown Historic District Tour

Hotel Royer, Urbana-Lincoln Hotel

Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States

Created By: Urbana Planning Division


The Urbana-Lincoln Hotel is located at the southwest corner of South Broadway Avenue and West Elm Street, at 209 South Broadway Avenue. It was designed by the famous Urbana architect Joseph Royer in the Tudor Revival style and had a grand opening on November 14, 1923. The original four-story red brick structure featured exterior stucco and “half-timbering” on the third level. Other features include prominent gables, roof dormers, a steeply-pitched roof, exterior murals, faux wood balconies, and a crenelated brick entrance tower that can still be seen above the mall roof. The Jumer’s Hotel chain built a four-story addition in 1983. The Hotel is also listed as a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places with Lincoln Square Mall, and is listed in the Inventory of Historic Structures before W.W.II in Champaign County. It was recently purchased by a national hotel chain and renovations are currently in the design phase – stay tuned!

This point of interest is part of the tour: Urbana's Downtown Historic District Tour


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