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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Elite Cafe

 
 
Elite Cafe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 5, 2013
1. Elite Cafe Marker
Inscription. The first Elite cafe opened in downtown Waco in 1919 and was acquired by the Greek immigrant Colias family in 1920. The Colias brothers opened this Elite cafe in 1941 on "The Circle," a traffic hub built on Waco's suburban edge in the early 1930s. A highly recognized local landmark, and one of the best remaining regional examples of mid-20th century roadside architecture, the building exhibits a distinctive Spanish Colonial style popular in the southwest.
Recorded Texas Historic Landamrk - 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1454.)
 
Location. 31° 31.476′ N, 97° 7.963′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Valley Mills Drive and The Circle, on the right when traveling west on South Valley Mills Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2132 South Valley Mills Drive, Waco TX 76706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brann-Davis Shootings (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gerald-Harris Shooting (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 2.5
Elite Cafe with marker visible image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 5, 2013
2. Elite Cafe with marker visible
miles away); Waco Spring (approx. 2.5 miles away); Jacob de Cordova (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Going Up The Chisholm Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Doris Miller (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waco.
 
Also see . . .  The Elite Cafe. (Submitted on September 16, 2013.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Elite Cafe as seen from the street. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 5, 2013
3. Elite Cafe as seen from the street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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