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Hotel Limpia

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. Hotel Limpia Marker
Inscription. Hotel Limpia, named for a nearby creek, was built here by the Union Trading Company in 1912. With a doctor's office, drugstore, stylish guest rooms, and spacious porches the hotel became a community social center where area news could be heard, a game of croquet played, or voting results observed. Guests included area ranchers and wealthy Texans, known locally as "Summer Swallows," who came for the cool summer climate. Converted for use as apartments and offices, the hotel housed Harvard University personnel for almost 25 years. The Hotel Limpia was reestablished in 1978.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10479.)
 
Location. 30° 35.335′ N, 103° 53.633′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Aveue and Limpia Street, on the left when traveling east on Court Aveue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Mercantile (a few steps from this marker); Old Fort Davis CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (about 300 feet
Hotel Limpia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. Hotel Limpia Marker
away); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Jeff Davis County Jail (about 500 feet away); Jeff Davis County (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hotel Limpia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Hotel Limpia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 29 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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