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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hotel Wooten

 
 
Hotel Wooten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
1. Hotel Wooten Marker
Inscription.  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.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2008

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14423.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 27.104′ N, 99° 44.067′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
Front Entrance to the Hotel Wooten image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
2. Front Entrance to the Hotel Wooten
Marker mounted on wall to the left of the entrance
of N. 3rd Street and Cypress Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted on the building left of the front entrance. 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.
 
The Hotel Wooten Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
3. The Hotel Wooten Building
View to northwest from southeast corner of N. 3rd St and Cypress St
The Hotel Wooten Building From Afar image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
4. The Hotel Wooten Building From Afar
View to northeast from intersection of N. 2nd St and Hickory St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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