Details for Elite Cafe (Atlas Number 5309001454)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309001454


Marker Number 1454
Atlas Number 5309001454
Marker Title Elite Cafe
Index Entry Elite Cafe
Address 2132 S. Valley Mills Drive
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 675054
UTM Northing 3485818
Subject Codes Italian immigrants/immigration; automobile topics; restaurants; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2132 S. Valley Mills Dr. (on the Circle Off I-35), Waco
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The first Elite cafe opened in downtown Waco in 1919 and was acquired by the Greek immigrant Colias family in 1920. The Colias brothers opened this Elite cafe in 1941 on "The Circle," a traffic hub built on Waco's suburban edge in the early 1930's. A highly recognized local landmark, and one of the best remaining regional examples of mid-20th century roadside architecture, the building exhibits a distincitve Spanish Colonial style popular in the southwest.