Site of St. James Hotel Historical

Site of St. James Hotel Historical (HM1TPE)

Location: Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Wichita County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 54.864', W 98° 29.404'

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Joseph Alexander Kemp (1861-1930), a Wichita Falls merchant, and Morris Lasker (1840-1916), a native of Prussia who later served as state senator from Galveston, formed a partnership in 1892 for the construction of a hotel at this site. Built by Myles O'Reilly, the three-story St. James Hotel was completed one year later and became the center of area social events. Guests were attracted by the good food and by the music of a hotel orchestra. Business began to decline as new hotels opened in the area and in 1929 the building was demolished.
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HM NumberHM1TPE
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 547138 N 3752781
Decimal Degrees33.91440000, -98.49006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.864', W 98° 29.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 51.84" N, 98° 29' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 553-599 7th St, Wichita Falls TX 76301, US
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