The Copeland was located near the State Capitol and was a sort of headquarters for politicians especially the Republicans. News Paper correspondent, Fred L. Vandegrift, gave it the poplar designation of "Copeland County."
The Copeland Hotel was destroyed by fire on January 14, 1909, at a loss of $52,000.
Many Kansas Statesmen and Topeka businesses men used the Copeland Hotel as their residence and offices. Governor W. E. Stanley ( 1899 ), stayed there will in office and Governor E. N. Morrill ( 1896 ). The Stedman Literary Club, held their meetings there. In 1890, Doctor J. Albert Berry was the Copeland Holel, Physician.