Details for Shapira Hotel (Atlas Number 5313011261)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5313011261


Marker Number 11261
Atlas Number 5313011261
Marker Title Shapira Hotel
Index Entry Shapira Hotel
Address 209 N. Madison St.
City Madisonville
County Madison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 221613
UTM Northing 3427764
Subject Codes Victorian (architectural term); inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 209 N. Madison St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Russian-born Jewish immigrants Jake Shapira (d. 1903) and his wife Sarah owned a boarding house at this site which burned in 1903. The following year Sarah had this Victorian hotel built. The structure reflects Eastlake styling and features fishscale and diamond shingling. One of the most lavish buildings in the region, the Shapira Hotel was an early center of business and social activity. It was later operated by Clara Wills as the Wills Hotel. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982