Details for The Roper Hotel (Atlas Number 5053009745)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5053009745

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Marker Number 9745
Atlas Number 5053009745
Marker Title The Roper Hotel
Index Entry Roper Hotel
Address 707 Third St.
City Marble Falls
County Burnet
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 286008
UTM Northing 3305664
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 707 Third St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text George C. and Elizabeth Roper constructed this double-galleried hotel building about 1888. In the growing town of Marble falls, The Roper Hotel became a popular stop for visiting businessmen and dignitaries. It was purchased by W. F. Smith in 1926 and later operated as The Central Hotel and The Francis House. His son R. O. Smith, who became manager in the 1930s, later served as mayor of Marble falls. The hotel remained in the Smith family until 1963. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981