Rocksprings in Edwards County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Built in 1916 by Jesse Walter Gilmer (1883-1961), the two-story Gilmer Hotel was originally wooden, with an upper gallery on the east and south sides. It was frequented by traveling salesmen as well as local ranchers and other visitors. The dining room was popular with townspeople, and the kitchen provided meals for prisoners in the Edwards County Jail. The hotel sheltered influenza patients during a World War I epidemic and, later, victims of a 1927 tornado. The Gilmer family sold the hotel in 1918.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Erected by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2186.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Disasters • Industry & Commerce • War, World I.
Location. 30° 1.006′ N, 100° 12.518′ W. Marker is in Rocksprings, Texas, in Edwards County. Marker is at the intersection of West Austin Street and North Sweeten Street, on the right when traveling west on West Austin Street. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters, American Angora Goat Breeders' Assn. (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocksprings Telephone Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwards County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Carson Store (about 300 feet away); Edwards County (about 400 feet away); The Sesquicentennial Committee Erects This Marker (about 400 feet away); Rocksprings Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocksprings.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.