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Falls Hotel (Hilton Hotel)

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Hilton Hotel
1929, Curtis and Thomas. 200 Coleman St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This eight-story, buff brick hotel was the eighth hotel in the Hilton chain. The once glamorous hotel, the tallest building in Marlin, has a rather plain exterior with only minimal distinction, most notably some inset classical terra-cotta motifs on the principal facade. The Falls also provided residential apartments, including one occupied by U.S. senator Tom Connally in his later years, as well as catering to the patrons of the mineral waters across the street. An underground tunnel allowed residents access to the public bathhouse (demolished). The building is currently vacant.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Falls Hotel (Hilton Hotel)", [Marlin, 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, 130-130.

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