Details for J. M. Koch's Hotel

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325012357


Marker Number 12357
Atlas Number 5325012357
Marker Title J. M. Koch's Hotel
Index Entry Koch, J. M., Hotel
Address Front St.
City D'Hanis
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 472870
UTM Northing 3244746
Subject Codes buildings; inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Front St. (CR 525)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text J. M. and Mary Ann Koch owned and operated a hotel in D'Hanis beginning in 1898. They purchased the land on this site in July 1902, and built this hotel in 1906. Reportedly constructed by Chinese railroad laborers, it is built of early bricks from the D'Hanis brick plant. In December 1914 the Koch family sold the building, which continued as a hotel until 1920. The Farmers Exchange of D'Hanis purchased it that year for use as a feed store, adding a cotton scale to the east side of the structure. A later owner operated it as a boarding house. A simple but elegant early 20th century hotel with Late Victorian details, the edifice's notable architectural features include its symmetrical plan, three-bay façade with central door, paired round-arch windows, 2-story porch and corbelled brickwork on the parapet. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000

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