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Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clark Hotel

 
 
Clark Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Clark Hotel Marker
Inscription.  First permanent structure in Van Horn. Earliest portion (built 1901) housed original city post office. Main portion was built in 1905-06 by John Cox of concrete blocks handmade by crew on site.

In 1911-12, when Culberson was newly organized, served as the county courthouse. Until 1918, when converted to hotel by Fred Clark, structure was site for theatrical programs and school graduations and housed a saloon, offices, and all kinds of shops.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971

 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7925.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 31° 2.396′ N, 104° 49.915′ W. Marker is in Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is on West Broadway (Business Interstate 10) west of Van Horn Street (Texas Highway 54), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Broadway, Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Van Horn Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel David Culberson (approx. ¼ mile away); Culberson County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Culberson County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Horn Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Culberson County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Horn.
 
Clark Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Clark Hotel Marker
Clark Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Clark Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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