The Franklin Hotel
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Southbury, CT

#1 Dec 23, 2009
Can anyone tell me anything about the Franklin hotel? My parents used to own it and I was wondering if it has been restored or condemned or what? Just curious..Thanks

Duke, OK

#2 Dec 25, 2009
Princess wrote:
Can anyone tell me anything about the Franklin hotel? My parents used to own it and I was wondering if it has been restored or condemned or what? Just curious..Thanks
Nope its still standin and its not being used for anything i think it would be neat if someone would reopen it but it needs alot of work done to it

Southbury, CT

#3 Jan 1, 2010
Thanks!! I lived there in the mid 80s. I wasa little girl way back then! lol anyway thanks for the info. It is sad that noone has done anything with it, its an awesome building. oh did I mention its haunted from the 3rd floor to the 5th?

League City, TX

#4 Jan 1, 2010
Do you remember the senses of the carnival next door every late April??

Southbury, CT

#5 Jan 2, 2010
Oh Yes!!! Because the carnival was there in the parking lot and a lot of the "carnies" stayed at the hotel, my sister and I got to ride all of the rides for free. We mved away from Mangum when I was 13 and I have often wondered about old friends..
that one guy

Hollywood, FL

#6 Jan 3, 2010
haha yeah i remember me n my dad used to drive by all the time jus to see the ghosts n evrything there lol, and the place across the street too, wit the shades that go up on their own, and lights that come on on their own event though there isnt any electricity... it was pretty cool

Southbury, CT

#7 Jan 3, 2010
Well I know first hand like I said cause i lived there. nothing bad ever happened, just noises and strange things like that. And the museum across the street was cool too. I used to play among the granite stones in the garden they have. So anyone from class of 1995? That would have been my class had I stayed.

Cleveland, MS

#8 Jan 24, 2010
they use to have a under ground tunnel that went from the musuem to the franklin hotel. they say that the outlaws used it to sneak back and forth, without being seen. but i think it has been closed up, can't be used no more.

Altus, OK

#9 Sep 23, 2011
Who owns this Hotel now?

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2011
Observer wrote:
Who owns this Hotel now?
they trying to turn it n to retirement hm

Since: Nov 11

Guthrie, OK

#11 Nov 26, 2011
Is it really haunted??

Cleveland, MS

#12 May 1, 2012
i heard the fraleys have it
one happy girl

United States

#13 May 4, 2012
The windows in it have been replaced and the sign has been fixed and is glowing red agian (FRANKLIN HOTEL), but other wise that is all that has been restored and it is empty, that work was done by the beautification committee if I'm not mistaken, my husband and brother-in-law have lived here all their lives and they are class of 1995.
Erica Lamb

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Sep 27, 2012
I think it would be neat if they made it in to a bed and breakfast !
I lived in Mangum , most of my life until collage every time I go back there my kids asks me about it and if we can drive by it

Snyder, OK

#15 Sep 29, 2012
Wish the owners of the Franklin and the old Johnson house on Penn. street would sell them to someone that had the money to finish them.

Snyder, OK

#16 Oct 20, 2012

Snyder, OK

#17 Oct 21, 2012
Greer county economic development authority owns it

Eugene, OR

#18 May 17, 2013
I remember a lady named Ruby around there. She had red hair. Played the pinball machine all the time. An old guy on the late night shift would mumble about butterflies jumping off ledges.. I helped David Taylor change the fire bricks in the hotels heater in the late 70's. There was a old abandoned bar downstairs. We'd get to use the pool table. Played in the old elevator of course. Old style phone booths made of wood. The museum across the street used to be a hospital. Never heard anything about any tunnels. Miss the old place.

Blair, OK

#19 May 22, 2013

may be. Do something OR sell it to someone that can. Your time is up. City officials, wake up and smell the coffee.

United States

#20 Jun 4, 2013
Trivia question - Can ANYONE in Mangum or from Mangum tell us who The Franklin Hotel is named after?

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