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Stephen F. Austin Hotel

 
 
Stephen F. Austin Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
1. Stephen F. Austin Hotel Marker
Inscription. To meet the needs of the growing Austin community, T.B. Baker, President of Baker Hotels, opened a hotel in 1924 at this site, previously occupied by the Keystona Hotel. Bakerís new facility, initially to be called “The Texas,” was named for Stephen F. Austin in response to local interest. Acclaimed Fort Worth firm Sanguinet, Staats and Hedrick designed the Beaux Arts hotel; local architect Roy L. Thomas represented them in its construction. In 1938, five stories were added. After a restoration in 2000, the hotel retains much of its original, classically influenced detailing on the interior and exterior.
 
Erected 2002 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13141.)
 
Location. 30° 16.133′ N, 97° 44.527′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is located on the E 7th St side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paramount Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant General (within shouting distance of this marker); Littlefield Building
Stephen F. Austin Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
2. Stephen F. Austin Hotel
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norwood Tower (about 400 feet away); Driskill Hotel (about 400 feet away); Openheimer-Montgomery Building (about 400 feet away); Scarbrough Building (about 400 feet away); Site of John Bremond & Company (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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