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Big Spring in Howard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Settles Hotel

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Settles Hotel Marker
Inscription. Will R. and Lillian Settles built this hotel after the discovery of oil on their ranch in 1927. The grand opening was October 1, 1930. Designed by David Castle (1884-1956), the 15-story brick highrise was for many years the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso. Under construction for one year, the hotel boasted 150 guest rooms, grand public rooms, office and retail space, furnished apartments, restaurants, ballrooms, and a private club on the top floor. Although the Settles family operated the hotel for only two years, it remained open under new ownership.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1987

 
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13722.)
 
Location. 32° 15.161′ N, 101° 28.534′ W. Marker is in Big Spring, Texas, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Runnels Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Runnels Street. Click for map. Marker is at the Runnels Street entrance to the hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East 3rd Street, Big Spring TX 79720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank in Big Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in
Settles Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Settles Hotel Marker
a direct line); A Historical Big Spring Meat Market (about 700 feet away); Big Spring Hardware Company (about 700 feet away); The J. & W. Fisher Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potton House (approx. mile away); First Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Thomas Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Big Spring School District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Spring.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Settles Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. Settles Hotel
Settles Hotel lobby image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
4. Settles Hotel lobby
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
5. Settles Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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