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Texan Hotel

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Texan Hotel Marker
Inscription. During the height of Carson County's oil boom in the 1920s, the major oil field supply houses headquartered in Panhandle, and lodging was in great demand. In 1926, Clark B. (d. 1946) and Margaret (d. 1967) Downs opened the Downs Hotel to help meet this need. It was renamed the Texan Hotel when the property was conveyed to J. H. Paul (d. 1960) in 1932. Later owners converted the Texan Hotel to apartments but continued to make a few rooms available for guests after World War II. By the early 21st century, the Texan was the only hotel built in Panhandle during the oil boom years that remained in operation.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12767.)
 
Location. 35° 20.59′ N, 101° 22.695′ W. Marker is in Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on East Broadway Street (State Highway 207) west of Elsie Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East Broadway Street, Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panhandle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad Depot (about 700 feet away); Conway Community Church
Texan Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Texan Hotel Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Square House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Panhandle Pioneers: The Simms Brothers (approx. mile away); Carson County (approx. mile away); Pioneer Dugout (approx. mile away); Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Panhandle.
 
Additional comments.
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The Texan Hotel now has 6 apartments and 4 bed & breakfast rooms.
    — Submitted June 1, 2012.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Texan Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. Texan Hotel
 
 
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