Pates Hotel

Location: Burlington
Historical Category: African-American History
Video Date: 1/7/2021

The Pates family ran a hotel on Archibald Street in Burlington for over 60 years. Cleta Harrison King Pate, from the Philippines, was originally married to William King, and then Frank Pate, who were Buffalo Soldiers in the 10th Calvary. The hotel was an important stop for travelers of color who had limited options at the time, and a reflection of how many of the businesses in the Old North End neighborhood were built by people of color.  

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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