Franco-American Hotel


December 23, 2014

Madame Jeanne DeRoboam Holt opened her grand brick U.S. Hotel in 1880, but 20 years earlier she had established the Franco-American Hotel at the southwest corner of Oregon and Main streets in Jacksonville where the Jacksonville Inn cottages are now located. The Franco-American became a famous regional hostelry and the leading hotel and stage stop in Jacksonville, noted for its “table d’hôte,” and holiday balls “worthy of the patronage of epicures and connoisseurs”