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Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building Marker
Inscription. After the discovery of oil in this area, Borger developed as a townsite in 1926. Gus (1895-1971) and John Yiantsou (1881-1948), Greek immigrants, came here from St. Louis and opened a restaurant. Gus bought this property and in 1927 erected this building, one of the first large structures in the booming town. The brothers opened Grand Hardware and Variety Store on the first floor in 1929. The second floor served as a hotel. After John's death, Gus leased the facility. The Yiantsous generously supported many local and Greek charities.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2247.)
 
Location. 35° 40.349′ N, 101° 23.385′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 North Main Street, Borger TX 79007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Borger 1929 Jail (a few steps from this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (a few steps from this marker); Twentieth Century Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ace Borger Home
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building Marker
(approx. mile away); East Ward Elementary School (approx. mile away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. 0.4 miles away); Girl Scout Little House (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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