Vance Hotel and Store

Vance Hotel and Store (HM2EMA)

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N 29° 21.298', W 98° 52.475'

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Constructed in 1849 with local limestone, mortar, and cypress lumber, this building includes elements of Alsatian domestic architecture found in Castroville. The 18-inch-thick walls were originally coated with a whitewashed lime plaster, while split cypress shingles covered the gabled roof. It was first a house, store, and post office for Swiss
merchant Caesar Monod. By the 1860s, John and Rowena Vance added a wing for the store and a second story for guest rooms. The Vance Hotel, with a nearby bath house and kitchen, gave comfort to travelers on the Eagle Pass - San Antonio road.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 512173 N 3247320
Decimal Degrees29.35496667, -98.87458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 21.298', W 98° 52.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 21' 17.88" N, 98° 52' 28.5" W
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