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Lightning Strikes Aldridge Hotel During Recent Storm


Shawnee Emergency Manager Rachelle Erickson and Police Chief Mason Wilson used a drone to document the damage to the chimney of the Aldridge Hotel. Photo provided by Rachelle Erickson

Shawnee's first skyscraper survived a direct lightning strike last week, although the historic building did not escape unscathed.

The Aldridge building, located at 20 East 9th Street, was Shawnee's first skyscraper. When it first opened in 1929, then named the Hilton Phillips Hotel, the building...

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