Details for Mason House Hotel & Stage Station

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319012048


Marker Number 12048
Atlas Number 5319012048
Marker Title Mason House Hotel & Stage Station
Index Entry Mason House Hotel & Stage Station
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels; stagecoach routes, stands, etc.
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Live Oak and SH 29, Mason
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1869-70 by S. F. (Lace) Bridges, the Mason House was a hotel and stagecoach stop on the San Antonio to El Paso Road. It was a popular stopping place, providing respite for many weary travelers and hearty meals for local residents. A tragic fire in 1900 resulted in the death of 23-year-old Annie Medlock. Eventually the building was converted into apartments, and some alterations occurred in the 1930s, including the addition of an exterior stairway. A number of historic features still remain on the property, including the original kitchen cistern and stone fences. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1999