Details for Casa de Palmas (Atlas Number 5215000747)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215000747


Marker Number 747
Atlas Number 5215000747
Marker Title Casa de Palmas
Index Entry Casa de Palmas
Address 101 N Main St.
City McAllen
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 576574
UTM Northing 2898486
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 101 N Main St.
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text This site was a city park with antelope, javelina, and deer before a group a businessmen decided McAllen needed a hotel to serve as a business and social center. The Casa De Palmas, a three-story structure with a red tile roof built around a center patio and twin towers, was erected here in 1918. It served as a refuge for many area residents during the severe 1919 hurricane. The hotel was rebuilt in the original style after a 1973 fire. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979 Incise in base: Restored by La Posada Motor Hotel