Site of St. James Hotel Historical

Site of St. James Hotel Historical (HM1TPE)

Location: Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Wichita County
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Country: United States of America
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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.
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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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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