Peter Simon built this magnificent two story house, he called the Pioneer Hotel, in 1884. The hotel was a center for dancing parties, rug quiltings and weddings. It was a special day when his own daughter, Sophia, married Porter Robinett there on May 10, 1896. The Simon's Pioneer Hotel was located on what is now the corner of North Royal and Loto. It was taken down in the 1970's to make room for the Senior Citizen's Apartments on Loto.