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The red brick structure housing The Iron Horse Hotel was built in 1907 as a warehouse for a bedding company. The location in the neighborhood known as Walker’s Point was key: Its proximity to a railroad line would ensure prompt deliveries. Buildings that used to house manufacturing companies dot the landscape around the Iron Horse. They form a suitable backdrop for a building that retains an industrial feel. The “Iron Horse” name has significance for two reasons. It’s both a term to describe a train (in Native American culture) and a modern-day moniker that pays homage to the motorcycle.