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Marathon in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chambers Hotel

 
 
Chambers Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 21, 2009
1. Chambers Hotel Marker
Inscription. Chambers Hotel. Original adobe building constructed in 1891. First owner, Mrs. Mary Collins. Purchased in 1905 by "Gran" Chambers. Enlarged and a wooden frame built over the thick walls. Operated as Chambers Hotel until 1930.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 801.)
 
Location. 30° 12.3′ N, 103° 14.698′ W. Marker is in Marathon, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on South 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South 1st Street, Marathon TX 79842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gage Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marathon (approx. one mile away); Colonel Lewis Given Harman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Peņa Colorado (Red Rock) (approx. 4.4 miles away); Los Caballos (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has this building listed at "Main St., Marathon". On Google maps, however, the location is South 1st Street, i.e. the "1st Street" that is south of the railroad tracks (it runs
Chambers Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. Chambers Hotel Marker
east-west), versus the "1st Street" that is north of the tracks (which also runs east-west).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The former Chambers Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 21, 2009
3. The former Chambers Hotel
The building is now a private residence. Marker is visible to left of door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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