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.
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