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Roper Hotel

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c. 1888. 3rd St. at U.S. 281
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The two-story hotel of locally made rose brick has a full-length front gallery and a hipped roof. The granite of the rusticated window sills and architraves was quarried locally. Successful from the start as a stagecoach stop and drummers (traveling salesmen) hotel and favored hangout for Governor James S. Hogg, the Roper later was an elegant small hotel known as Francis House until 1963.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Roper Hotel", [Marble Falls, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 104-104.

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