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

Rice Hotel and Saddlery

 
 
Rice Hotel and Saddlery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Rice Hotel and Saddlery Marker
Inscription.  This building, constructed in 1909-10, has long been a part of Uvalde's commercial development. The first floor originally was used for ice storage and a meat market, while the upper story served as a dance hall, private club, and Grand Jury room. In 1913, Prentice Carrington Rice (1848-1934), a Uvalde saddle maker since 1883, purchased the building and moved his saddlery and harness business to the first floor. The second floor later was partitioned into rental units and operated as The Rice Hotel. Later owners continued the hotel business until the 1940s.

Incise in base: Restored and renamed Courtyard Building 1976 by W.A. & B.T. Kessler
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4256.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 12.629′ N, 99° 47.131′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is at the intersection of North East Street and East North Street, on the right when traveling north
Rice Hotel and Saddlery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Rice Hotel and Saddlery
on North East Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 North East Street, Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Uvalde "Leader-News" (within shouting distance of this marker); Kincaid Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Uvalde County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Uvalde County (within shouting distance of this marker); Reading Wood Black (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Opera House (about 400 feet away); Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away); Early Texas Wagon Yards (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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