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[Marshall Hotel, Marshall]

Description: The multi-story Marshall Hotel is a landmark in downtown Marshall. It is located on E. Houston Street. The corner shown is E. Houston and Lafayette. The building to the left of the hotel is the Mahon Building, was an office building at the time of the picture, c1970. After many years of standing empty and neglected, the hotel is currently under restoration.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[St. Elmo Hotel]

Description: St. Elmo Hotel. In photo: Frank Marshall, 3rd from left; N. Snearly, 5th from left; Tom Weldon, Man on horse; Sam Willis, extreme right. Photo taken in 1895: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1895
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Photo of a drawing of the Hunter House Hotel]

Description: Photo of a drawing of the Hunter House Hotel. David Clark Hunter bought a small house on Lot 8 block 9, original townsite map, in August 1848. By 1850, the hotel was a three storied building with an attic and an ell. According to Mary Kate Hunter, the old hotel burned and the prize register perished in the fire. It was located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Perry Street and the Rusk Road. It also acted as a stage coach stop during the mid 1800's. Among the famous guests were: Sam Houston, Roger Q. Mills, Judge Sexton, General Wigfall, Colonel Ochiltree and many others. The Delespine Hotel, which was located on the opposite corner across Perry street from the Hunter House, was also popular stopping place, and it is said that the old steps of which made a favorite place for Sam Houston to sit and whittle and talk to his constituents. Both buildings have been gone now for many years.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[O'Neill Hotel - 313 Spring Street]

Description: Photo of the O'Neill Hotel and Coffee Shop, which was located at 313 Spring Street, Palestine. It was actually the third hotel to sit on the site. In 1873, following the coming of the railroad to town, the Laclede Hotel was built there, but was destroyed by fire in 1876. The following year, a Dr. Manning of Oakwood erected a brick building known as the International Hotel on that location. It was purchased in 1882 by Col. George Burkitt who turned over operations to Mrs. Emma Nolen. During her tenure, the property was known as the Nolen Hotel, but when she moved to St. Louis, Col. Burkitt himself took over the management. That building was razed in 1922 and the "new" O'Neill, maiden surname of Burkitt's Irish born mother, was constructed on the site. The O'Neill boasted not only hot and cold running water in its guest rooms, it was also equipped with an electric Otis elevator and a radio receiving set on the mezzanine for entertainment of the hotel's guests. When Texas Gov. Ross Sterling declared martial law in the East Texas Oil Fields and ordered the National Guard to take it over and shut-in all wells, the O'Neill became the staging center where the command cadre spent its first night "in the field." During the oil boom, the hotel was a favorite meeting place for oil operators, lease hounds and geologists. Among the famous early day oil men who slept under its roof and conducted business out of its rooms were H.L. Hunt, Harold Byrd, Jack Frost and other wildcatters. Those were the "glory days" of the venerable hotel, but not the end. The hotel was sold a number of times, and despite halfhearted attempts to restore it, the condition of the building went downhill. It was demolished …
Date: 1960~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

The Texan Hotel

Description: Front view of The Texan Hotel, located at 121 W. 7th Street. Other businesses visible are The Capitol Hotel, Stroble's Cafe, Rios Brothers Tailors, Campbell's Cafeteria, Fenner & Beane, RX Prescription Laboratories, Jeffrey Abstract & Title Company, and Wilson Typewriter Company.
Date: June 12, 1942
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Commercial Hotel

Description: The Commercial Hotel, one of the early hotels in Mineral Wells, was located on South Oak Avenue, where the Mineral Wells Fire Department is now [2014] located. The Cutter Guide of 1893 states that the hotel was recently completed. It is listed as being "[T]wo blocks from the depot [and] 1 block [away] from the post-office [sic]." This picture may be found on page 101 of A.F. Weaver's book "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells."
Date: 1900?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Buffet Table]

Description: A buffet table, presumably in the Baker Hotel, is shown ready for guests (who are absent) to use it. Its opulence would reflect the quality of the hotel. The fact that the photograph is in color suggests that it was taken in the late twentieth century. The exact location of this buffet table is [2014] unknown. An ice sculpture of a sleigh and reindeer suggests a Christmas occasion. Further details are lacking.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Sands Hotel

Description: Photograph of the dining area at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. there are tables and chairs in a room with curtains along the wall and modern design.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Atami Hotel Postcard]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mrs. E.A. Wakeham from her daughter. The image on the postcard is of the Atami Hotel and "Atami Hotel, Atami Hot Springs" is printed on the front along with some Japanese characters. The correspondence on the back reads "Dearest Mother - We spent a wonderful three days at this hotel. We were able to get European style rooms for two nights. One night we stayed was in Japanese style - was [...] experience - sleeping on the floor and wearing no shoes in the room. Beautiful [scenery] and etc. [...]"
Date: July 13, 1952
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum
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