Hanoverton, Ohio: Death Mask of Pretty Boy Floyd

The 1930s gangster died in Ohio in a hail of G-Man gunfire. A cast of his death mask has been displayed in a basement barroom for many years.

Spread Eagle Tavern

Address:
10150 Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH
Directions:
Spread Eagle Tavern. From US-30 turn north at the stoplight onto OH-9/1st St. Drive two blocks. Turn right onto Howard St. Drive one block. You'll see the parking lot for the Tavern on the left.
Hours:
Opens at 11:30am every day; closing hours vary. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
330-223-1583
RA Rates:
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Cast made from Pretty Boy Floyd death mask.

Death Mask of Pretty Boy Floyd

One of the oldest taverns in Ohio (Abe Lincoln is rumored to have spoken here) is the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton. There are catacombs, Republican memorabilia plastered on every wall, and the death mask of Pretty Boy Floyd enclosed in glass in the basement. Come for the food, stay for the history; say hello to a famous outlaw while you're at it.

The mask is near the bottom of the second staircase, just before you enter the basement barroom.

[Josh Compton, 07/06/2020]

There's another Pretty Boy Floyd death mask in East Liverpool, Ohio. It's always best to have more than one.


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