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Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of St. James Hotel

 
 
Site of St. James Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Site of St. James Hotel Marker
Inscription. Joseph Alexander Kemp (1861-1930), a Wichita Falls merchant, and Morris Lasker (1840-1916), a native of Prussia who later served as state senator from Galveston, formed a partnership in 1892 for the construction of a hotel at this site. Built by Myles O'Reilly, the three-story St. James Hotel was completed one year later and became the center of area social events. Guests were attracted by the good food and by the music of a hotel orchestra. Business began to decline as new hotels opened in the area and in 1929 the building was demolished.
 
Erected 1980 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4889.)
 
Location. 33° 54.864′ N, 98° 29.404′ W. Marker is in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and LaSalle Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7th Street, Wichita Falls TX 76301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Alonzo Soule (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry C. Luecke (about 400 feet away); J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building (about 400 feet away); The Zale Legacy
Former site of St. James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Former site of St. James Hotel
(about 500 feet away); John F. O'Donohue (about 600 feet away); The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896 (approx. mile away); Joseph Hudson Barwise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Governor James V. Allred (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita Falls.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 12, 2016.
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