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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 fašade 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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
 
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
J. M. Koch's Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
2. J. M. Koch's Hotel
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hondo (approx. 8.4 miles away); Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree (approx. 8.4 miles away); Medina County Courthouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Battle of the Arroyo Hondo (approx. 8.6 miles away); Sabinal (approx. 10.9 miles away); Vandenburg (approx. 11.4 miles away); Sabinal Methodist Church (approx. 11.4 miles away); Site of Camp Sabinal (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 44 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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