Details for Catarina Hotel

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5127013124


Marker Number 13124
Atlas Number 5127013124
Marker Title Catarina Hotel
Index Entry Catarina Hotel
Address 19290 S US Hwy 83
City Catarina
County Dimmit
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 439841
UTM Northing 3136108
Subject Codes hospitals; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Catarina, 19290 South US Hwy. 83
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Catarina grew around headquarters of the Sinton-Taft Ranch, later called Taft-Catarina Ranch. Kansas businessmen C.H. Kearny, J.E. Jarrett and H.V. Wheeler bought the ranch in the 1920s for development, attracting many buyers. By 1928, the town had approximately 2,500 residents and many businesses, including this hotel. In 1925-26, C.H. Kearny and Lee Peters designed and built the hotel in the Spanish Eclectic style, with features including tile roofs and mission elements, cast stone detailing, and a U-shaped plan with courtyard and fish pond. The building, which once also housed a bank, café, shops and offices, is a reminder of the town's boom era. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2002

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