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Fanthorp Inn

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1834. 579 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Fanthorp Inn is one of the oldest buildings in Central Texas and was the home of English-born Henry Fanthorp, merchant, innkeeper, and land speculator. An initial two-room log house was expanded for use as a store and inn; clapboards were added over logs, a second story and an ell built, and a double gallery placed across the front. The inn, which lies on 1.5 acres, was acquired by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1977 and began operation as a state historic site interpreting early Texas life.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Fanthorp Inn", [Anderson, 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, 110-110.

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