Settles Hotel

Settles Hotel (HM1MH8)

Location: Big Spring, TX 79720 Howard County
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N 32° 15.161', W 101° 28.534'

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Will R. and Lillian Settles built this hotel after the discovery of oil on their ranch in 1927. The grand opening was October 1, 1930. Designed by David Castle (1884-1956), the 15-story brick highrise was for many years the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso. Under construction for one year, the hotel boasted 150 guest rooms, grand public rooms, office and retail space, furnished apartments, restaurants, ballrooms, and a private club on the top floor. Although the Settles family operated the hotel for only two years, it remained open under new ownership.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987
HM NumberHM1MH8
Marker Number13722
Year Placed1987
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 266781 N 3571134
Decimal Degrees32.25268333, -101.47556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.161', W 101° 28.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 9.66" N, 101° 28' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Runnels St, Big Spring TX 79720, US
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