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The Riverside Hotel is located at 615 Sunflower Avenue and has been in operation since 1944. Famed for providing lodging for such blues artists as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ike Turner, and Robert Nighthawk, it was also where Bessie Smith died in 1937 after her fatal car accident on Hwy 61 (it was then known as the G. T. Thomas Hospital). John F. Kennedy, Jr. has also stayed there. The Riverside Hotel is still operated by the original family owners as an actual hotel and still welcomes visitors from around the world.
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