Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This landmark building opened its doors on June 6, 1930, with a celebration attended by more than two thousand guests. Entrepreneur H.O. Wooten envisioned a hotel with accommodations matching those available in New York City, accomplishing the goal with the seventeen-story, 200-room Hotel Wooten. Designed by Abilene architect David S. Castle, it was the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso at the time of its completion. The building is of structural steel and clay tile construction, with a buff brick exterior and detailing in cast stone marble and granite. The building remains one of the most notable examples of Art Deco style architecture in Abilene.
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14423.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1930.
Location. 32° 27.104′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1102 N 3rd St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Abilene's First School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abilene Reporter-News (about 700 feet away); The Bankhead Highway (about 700 feet away); The Hotel Grace (about 700 feet away); Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.