Old Thiele Building Historical

Old Thiele Building Historical (HM1T4J)

Location: Miles, TX 76861 Runnels County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 35.908', W 100° 10.98'

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Built 1904 by Joe Thiele (1850-1940), sheep rancher and civic leader. Native stone used here was dug at Willow Creek (2 mi. W).
     First floor housed Runnels County National Bank; upstairs was Miles Opera House-social and cultural center of Town-staging road shows, political rallies, and wrestling bouts. In 1923, school was located here.
     Later this structure was used as dry goods store, grocery, post office, hotel, and (again) a bank.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968

     Building was owned after 1929 by Henry W. Bigler (1878-1966) and wife, Mabel Hancock Bigler (1886-1961), who operated it as the "Hotel Miles".
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HM NumberHM1T4J
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Year Placed5459
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 387771 N 3496537
Decimal Degrees31.59846667, -100.18300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.908', W 100° 10.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 54.48" N, 100° 10' 58.8" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Robinson St, Miles TX 76861, US
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