Details for Simpson Hotel (Atlas Number 5165004706)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5165004706


Marker Number 4706
Atlas Number 5165004706
Marker Title Simpson Hotel
Index Entry Simpson Hotel
Address 302 Main St.
City Seagraves
County Gaines
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 727822
UTM Northing 3647533
Subject Codes railroads; inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 302 Main Street, Seagraves
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1917, the year the railroad town of Seagraves was platted, Alice Jenkins built this two-story hotel and named it the Hotel Texan. R. P. and Emma Simpson, who owned the Hotel Texan from 1922 to 1923, purchased it again in 1927 and reopened it as the Simpson Hotel. With its stucco exterior and modest detailing, the Simpson Hotel exhibits a style typical of small, early 20th century hotels in West Texas. It continued in operation until 1974. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1991.