Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Log Cabin at the Stagecoach Inn
412 South Main Street, Salado, Texas
The Stevens set up a restaurant in the cabin with the intentions of attracting travelers going to the 1936 Centennial in Dallas via old Highway 81. Eva Stevens served what she called "depression food," fried fish, fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and other homemade dishes. The meals were served family style and cost 35 cents. The cabin served as Salado's restaurant for several years.
The cabin, which had been put together with ashes, was dismantled, hauled by wagon and team to downtown Salado and reassembled at its present site. Originally it had a dirt floor and a tree was growing through the ceiling.
In the 1980s this log cabin was used as the Stagecoach Inn gift shop. Through the years it has been used as a coffee shop, barber shop, beauty shop, and a home decor shop. When Dion and Ruth Van Bibber became owners of the Stagecoach Inn, Van Bibber
Erected by Salado Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 30° 56.541′ N, 97° 32.251′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) and College Hill Drive, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. The marker is located on the right side of the old front entrance to the cabin. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 South Main Street, Salado TX 76571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stagecoach Inn (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Historic Salado College Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Salado College (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Paine L. Bush - Salado Son (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Thomas Arnold High School (about 300 feet away); Empresario Sterling C. Robertson Brings Settlers to Texas (about 300 feet away); Main Street Bridges (about 300 feet away); Salado (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
Also see . . . Stagecoach Inn (Salado, Texas)
Built starting in 1852, the Stagecoach Inn of Salado, Texas, is thought to be the oldest extant structure in the village. The Inn was built as a stagecoach stop along the Chisholm Trail. The simple, two-story wood-frame building is in a frontier vernacular style. The structure was extended several times in the 1940s and 1950s to serve as a restaurant. The inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.(Submitted on August 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.