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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Smith Building

(Palace Hotel)

 
 
The Smith Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. The Smith Building Marker
Inscription. J. Frank Smith constructed this commercial building in 1906, the year Canyon was incorporated as a town. Elected to the first city board of alderman, Smith operated a land company on the second floor. The ground floor was initially occupied by the Canyon Mercantile and Hardware Store. S.B. McClure opened the Palace Hotel at this location in 1912. A cafe, first operated by P.D. Casey, later shared the first floor. Despite several changes in ownership, the Palace Hotel remained in operation until 1960.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4954.)
 
Location. 34° 58.74′ N, 101° 55.735′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street and 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 15th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 15th Street, Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Canyon News" (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Smith Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. The Smith Building Marker
Randall County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Randall County (about 300 feet away); Presbyterian Church Building (about 400 feet away); City of Canyon (about 700 feet away); Shaw-Keiser House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Smith Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. The Smith Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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