Structure in General
- When the hotel was built, a 112' by 8' "LeClaire Hotel" sign was attached to the top floor. The building's developers claimed that this was the largest electric sign in the world. Each letter used approximately 300 light bulbs.
- Named after Antoine LeClaire, a French-lndian trader who owned much of the land in Moline.
- The lobby was originally decorated with painted roses and gold leaf by Italian decorator Fredrico Aquadro.
- The top floor has extra-large windows, and formerly contained the hotel's Top Hat and Sky Hi Rooms.
- Noteworthy visitors to the 330-room hotel included John Wayne, Duke Ellington, Jack Benny, Roy Rogers, Alice Faye, and Howard Keel.
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Features & Amenities
- City landmark
- National landmark