Details for Settles Hotel (Atlas Number 5507013722)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013722


Marker Number 13722
Atlas Number 5507013722
Marker Title Settles Hotel
Index Entry Settles Hotel
Address 200 E Third
City Big Spring
County Howard
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 266769
UTM Northing 3570899
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 200 E Third. Marker reported not on building Dec. 2006.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Will R. and Lillian Settles built this hotel after the discovery of oil on their ranch in 1927. The grand opening was October 1, 1930. Designed by David Castle (1884-1956), the 15-story brick highrise was for many years the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso. Under construction for one year, the hotel boasted 150 guest rooms, grand public rooms, office and retail space, furnished apartments, restaurants, ballrooms, and a private club on the top floor. Although the Settles family operated the hotel for only two years, it remained open under new ownership. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987


Settles Hotel (RTHL)
Settles Hotel (RTHL)