Details for Belle-Jim Hotel

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5241011941


Marker Number 11941
Atlas Number 5241011941
Marker Title Belle-Jim Hotel
Index Entry Belle-Jim Hotel
Address 160 N. Austin Street
City Jasper
County Jasper
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1999
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text This hotel was built in 1910 by Mamie Cornellia Neyland Patten (1868-1936) and named for her daughters Belle and "Miss Jim". Mrs. Patten and her four children were active in Jasper civic and social activities. After her mother died, Miss Jim took over operations. The establishment was frequented by traveling salesmen and housed the local Western Union Telegraph Office from the 1930s until Miss Jim's death in 1974. The structure remains a well-preserved example of vernacular residential form typical of the period with modest classical revival ornamentation. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998

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