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Parkersburg Hotel Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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  A historic hotel in Parkersburg is kicking off a celebration of its 125th anniversary.

The Blennerhassett Hotel will hold a customer appreciation event Tuesday afternoon that includes a birthday cake and cupcakes.

Marketing manager Nicole Slattery tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that other events are planned through the remainder of the year.

The five-story hotel opened in downtown Parkersburg on May 6, 1869. It was built by businessmen William N. Chancellor and J. Kaltenecker, and is now owned by the Ross family.

The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also a member of the Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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