Details for Hotel Viggo

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5247002576


Marker Number 2576
Atlas Number 5247002576
Marker Title Hotel Viggo
Index Entry Viggo, Hotel
City Hebbronville
County Jim Hogg
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 532405
UTM Northing 3020335
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Mission (Architectural style); inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 205 N. Smith Street (SH 16), Hebbronville
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The original part of this hotel was built by C. F. Luque in 1915 for the owner, Viggo Kohler, to accommodate businessmen and area travelers. Soon after it opened, Hotel Viggo served as a fortress when area ranchers feared an attack by Pancho Villa's men. As a result of the town's oil boom, a south wing was added in 1924. The mission revival hotel has been a landmark on the Jim Hogg County Courthouse Square since Hebbronville's early days.

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