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Marshall in Harrison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of The Capitol Hotel

 
 
Site of The Capitol Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
1. Site of The Capitol Hotel Marker
Inscription. A 3-story brick structure built on this site in 1857 by business leader George B. Adkins (1810-76), and called “Adkins House,” ranked as a very fine hotel and served as depot for stage lines, including southern branch of Butterfield Mail, 1858-61. In this hotel the Confederate Governor of Missouri, functioning in exile in Marshall, held several conferences with the Civil War governors of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Afterward the hotel was renamed “The Capitol.” It continued as host to celebrities for years. In 1915, first floor was converted to mercantile uses. The building was razed in 1971-72.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10141.)
 
Location. 32° 32.699′ N, 94° 21.96′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Texas, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of East Houston Street and South Bolivar Street, on the right when traveling east on East Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is located along sidewalk at northwest corner of vacant lot east of the Harrison County Historical Museum (formerly Harrison County Courthouse). This vacant lot was the site of Marshall's Capitol Hotel. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall TX 75670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Site of The Capitol Hotel Marker (<i>wide view; former Capitol Hotel site behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
2. Site of The Capitol Hotel Marker (wide view; former Capitol Hotel site behind marker)
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telegraph Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Edward Clark (about 500 feet away); General Elkanah Greer / Knights of the Golden Circle (about 500 feet away); James Harper Starr (about 500 feet away); Harrison County (about 500 feet away); Marshall (about 500 feet away); Sam Houston's 1857 Campaign in Marshall (approx. mile away); Site of Marshall Masonic Female Institute (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capitol Hotel, Marshall.
The Capitol Hotel stood from 1857 to 1971 at the corner of Houston and Bolivar Streets in Marshall. It was predated by the Adkins House and was succeeded by the Hotel Marshall, which still stands. It was financed by George Adkins and built by two slaves, Dick Land and Green Hill. These expert masons made the bricks that went into the 12-inch walls of the five-story structure. (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Hotel Marshall Undergoes Renovation.
The Hotel Marshall that is standing today is not the original Hotel Marshall. The original was located directly next door. At one point there were three buildings on that block. The Capital Hotel (for which a historical marker stands), the smaller, original Hotel Marshall, then the Hotel Marshall now being restored. (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Former Capitol Hotel site (<i>west side of adjacent landmark, Hotel Marshall, in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
3. Former Capitol Hotel site (west side of adjacent landmark, Hotel Marshall, in background)
 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hotel Marshall (<i>city landmark adjacent to former Capitol Hotel site</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
4. Hotel Marshall (city landmark adjacent to former Capitol Hotel site)
Hotel Marshall (<i>city landmark adjacent to former Capitol Hotel site</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
5. Hotel Marshall (city landmark adjacent to former Capitol Hotel site)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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