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

Chambers Hotel

 
 
Chambers Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 21, 2009
1. Chambers Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Chambers Hotel. Original adobe building constructed in 1891. First owner, Mrs. Mary Collins. Purchased in 1905 by "Gran" Chambers. Enlarged and a wooden frame built over the thick walls. Operated as Chambers Hotel until 1930.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 801.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 30° 12.301′ N, 103° 14.71′ W. Marker is in Marathon, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on South 1st Street east of Avenue D, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marathon TX 79842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gage Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albion E. Shepard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marathon (approx. one mile away); Colonel Lewis Given Harman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Peña Colorado (Red Rock) (approx. 4.4 miles away); Los Caballos (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has this building listed at "Main St., Marathon". On Google maps, however, the location is South 1st Street, i.e. the "1st Street" that is south of the railroad tracks (it runs east-west), versus the "1st Street" that is north of the tracks (which also runs east-west).
 
Chambers Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. Chambers Hotel Marker
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The former Chambers Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 21, 2009
3. The former Chambers Hotel
The building is now a private residence. Marker is visible to left of door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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