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Eagle Lake in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hotel Dallas 1912

 
 
Hotel Dallas 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 20, 2020
1. Hotel Dallas 1912 Marker
Inscription.  
After Eagle Lake was laid out in the 1850s, Gamaliel Good built a hotel on this corner. The Good Hotel served as a stagecoach and railroad stop. Three railroads crossed town, and commerce was heavy. By 1912 the economy had become dependent on rice farming and this structure was built. The Dallas Hotel was the social and business center for the town. Several hotels competed for the travelers' and drummers' business. With the decline of the railroad and the upsurge in automobiles, business decreased. This is the only one left of the historic hotels.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2572.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 29° 35.389′ N, 96° 20.009′ W. Marker is in Eagle Lake, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of North McCarty Avenue and West Post Office Street (County Highway 102) on North McCarty Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N McCarty Ave, Eagle Lake TX 77434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Hotel Dallas 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 20, 2020
2. Hotel Dallas 1912 Marker
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. City Hall – Fire Station – Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Eagle Lake (about 400 feet away); Rice Area Memorial (about 400 feet away); Eagle Lake Settlement Centennial Monument (about 400 feet away); Rice Culture in Colorado County (about 500 feet away); Zeno Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodism in Eagle Lake (approx. Ό mile away); Eagle Lake High (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Lake.
 
Regarding Hotel Dallas 1912. The Hotel Dallas is a contributing structure to the Eagle Lake Commercial Historic District, and not an individual entry in the NRHP.
 
Eagle Lake Commercial Historic District image. Click for more information.
via NPS, unknown
3. Eagle Lake Commercial Historic District
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on April 18, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Apr. 2, 2023