Details for Hotel Brendle (Atlas Number 5355002571)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5355002571

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Marker Number 2571
Atlas Number 5355002571
Marker Title Hotel Brendle
Index Entry Hotel Brendle
Address 601 E Avenue A
City Robstown
County Nueces
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 631838
UTM Northing 3074421
Subject Codes buildings; railroads; inns, hotels, motels; fraternal organizations; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 601 East Avenue A, Robstown
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text The community of Robstown developed around the traffic generated by the junction of the Texas-Mexican and the St. Louis, Brownsville, & Mexico railroads. In 1914 C.C. Brendle and V.V. Elick purchased land at this site for the purpose of constructing a hotel as close as possible to the railroad station. Completed the same year, the hotel Brendle opened with 36 rooms and became a center of activity for the community. For many years the hotel provided space for traveling salesmen to display their goods. C.C. Brendle (1859-1929) was a local gin operator, developer, and area farmer who came to Robstown in 1908. His partner in the hotel, V.V. Elick, also was a partner in his gin interests. The hotel passed out of the hands of the Brendle Family during the great depression and later was owned by the Sons of Hermann, a German fraternal organization. Interesting architectural features of the three-story hotel include a brick parapet, a red tile roof supported on brackets, and a semi-circular arch over the doorway. The Hotel Brendle stands as a reminder of Robstown's early commercial growth.