[The Hexagon Hotel] Metadata

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  • Main Title [The Hexagon Hotel]


  • Creation: 1897/1924
  • Digitized: 2006-09-25


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  • Content Description: The Hexagon Hotel was built in 1895 by David G. Galbraith, the inventor of the paper clip, and co-developer of acetate synthetic fiber. According to Ellen Puerzer ("The Octagon House Inventory", Eight-Square Publishing, copyright 2011), the building was twelve-sided, clad with clapboard, built on a stone foundation. Two English stonemasons did all stonework, presumably also the work on the DC generating plant next to the hotel. The rooms within were hexagon-shaped, with a bath being shared between every two rooms. The well-ventilated "honeycomb" structure (a master-stroke in the days before air-conditioning)opened in December 1897. The stone building behind and left of the Hotel is the plant for generating electricity used for light and fans (for a fee) in every room in the hotel.


  • Keyword: Lost Treasure
  • Keyword: Hexagon Hotel
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Landmarks

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: new-sou


  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC


  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_0025P