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D'Hanis in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

J.M. Koch's Hotel

 
 
J. M. Koch's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
1. J. M. Koch's Hotel Marker
Inscription.  J.M. and Mary Ann Koch owned and operated a hotel in D'Hanis beginning in 1898. They purchased the land on this site in July 1902, and built this hotel in 1906. Reportedly constructed by Chinese railroad laborers, it is built of early bricks from the D'Hanis brick plant. In December 1914 the Koch family sold the building, which continued as a hotel until 1920. The Farmers Exchange of D'Hanis purchased it that year for use as a feed store, adding a cotton scale to the east side of the structure. A later owner operated it as a boarding house. A simple but elegant early 20th century hotel with Late Victorian details, the edifice's notable architectural features include its symmetrical plan, three-bay façade with central door, paired round-arch windows, 2-story porch and corbelled brickwork on the parapet.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2000

 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12357.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition,
J. M. Koch's Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
2. J. M. Koch's Hotel
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it is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1902.
 
Location. 29° 19.883′ N, 99° 16.766′ W. Marker is in D'Hanis, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is on Sacarosa Avenue (County Road 525) east of Blanco Avenue (State Highway 1796), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: D Hanis TX 78850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. D'Hanis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richarz Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Town of D'Hanis (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Saint Dominic Catholic Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Lincoln (approx. 1.9 miles away); Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mission Valley (approx. 8 miles away); Leinweber Building (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in D'Hanis.
 
J. M. Koch's Hotel period view, circa 1910-1920 image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. J. M. Koch's Hotel period view, circa 1910-1920
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 174 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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