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Nacgodoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gladys Hampton Building

 
 
Gladys Hampton Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, January 25, 2010
1. Gladys Hampton Building Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the first house in Texas owned by Sam Houston. The building was built in 1891 according to tax records. It was used as a hotel with furnished rooms beginning in 1910. It was officially shown as the Liberty Hotel with 75 rooms for rent on those records from 1925-1951. In the 1960s, this building was used as apartments. The City purchased the Old Liberty Hotel in 1967. The building was renamed the Gladys Hampton Building on November 5, 1974, in honor of Gladys Viola Hampton. Mrs. Hampton became a teacher in the Nacgodoches area after graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was affiliated with the Texas Department of Public Welfare for 30 years and served for many years as the department's regional director. She was very influential in having the office located in Nacgodoches. Mrs. Hampton died in Nacgodoches on November 25, 2000.
 
Location. 31° 36.161′ N, 94° 39.328′ W. Marker is in Nacgodoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Pilar St. and Pecan Street, on the left when traveling south on W. Pilar St.. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 E. Pilar Street, Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chas. Hoya Land Office
Site of the first home in Texas owned by General Sam Houston image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, January 25, 2010
2. Site of the first home in Texas owned by General Sam Houston
Erected in 1836 by John Forbes Commissary General of the Army at San Jacinto Purchased by General Houston April 10, 1839 State of Texas 1936
(within shouting distance of this marker); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingraham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); On this site stood the old "Red House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Nacogdoches (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesite of John S. Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fredonia Rebellion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Nacogdoches (about 300 feet away).
 
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Gladys Hampton Building image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, January 25, 2010
3. Gladys Hampton Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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