Details for Ginocchio Hotel and Restaurant (Atlas Number 5203010164)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010164

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Marker Number 10164
Atlas Number 5203010164
Marker Title Ginocchio Hotel and Restaurant
Index Entry Ginocchio Hotel and Restaurant
Address N. Washington and Ginocchio St.
City Marshall
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 371609
UTM Northing 3602392
Subject Codes Italian immigrants/immigration; railroads; inns, hotels, motels; restaurants
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Italian-born Charles Ginocchio arrived in Marshall in 1871. He owned several properties near the T&P Railroad depot, including the site of a notorious 1879 shooting that left Maurice Barrymore wounded and fellow actor Ben Porter dead. In 1893-96 Ginocchio commissioned this three-story brick building with first-floor stores, café, lobby, ballroom and dining room, and forty hotel rooms on the upper floors. The foundation is of ironstone, and the interior includes rare hand-carved curly pine detailing. In the late 1960s, the Camargo Corporation and the Max C. Gaines family restored the building and saved it from demolition. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971