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The Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells 

The Baker Hotel is a 14-story brick giant looming over the town of Mineral Wells. Built in 1929 and opening its doors just two weeks after Black Monday, the hotel boasted 280,000 square feet, 450 guest rooms, and a whole floor dedicated to spa treatments. It was billed as a resort hotel, offering mineral water treatments touted to cure ailments …

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The University of Texas – Medical Branch

For years, people spoke of an old sea captain—some say maybe even gentleman pirate Jean Lafitte himself—who willed his land to his children and asked them to keep it in the family. But eventually one of his heirs sold the land, against the captain’s wishes, making his spirit angry. This was the land Ewing Hall was built on. The urban …

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Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel—sometimes referred to as the New Jefferson Hotel or Historic Jefferson Hotel—was originally built in 1851 as a cotton warehouse. At the turn of the 20th century, it assumed its current function and became a hotel.

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La Carafe – Houston 

La Carafe sits in the oldest commercial building in Houston, still resting on its original foundation. The building was built for Irishman John Kennedy about the year 1860 and may have been erected by developer Nathaniel Kellum. Kennedy, a baker, came to Houston in 1842, and after operating several businesses in the area, he erected the building housing La Carafe …

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Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast – Fort Worth 

Located in the middle of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Miss Molly’s is the oldest bed and breakfast in Fort Worth. Established as a boarding house in 1910 and originally called the Palace Rooms, it went through the Prohibition period being called the Oasis and later it served as a bordello in the 1940s when it was called the Gayatte Hotel. …

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The Fort Worth Stockyards

Any native of Fort Worth will tell you that the city is where the West begins. Strolling through the Stockyards section of town offers a ride back to memories of cowhands and cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail. It’s where a small fort was built to fend off Indians, where fortunes were made and lost, and where many riders left …

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The Von Minden Hotel

Four stories high and 77 years old, the Von Minden Hotel towers over the other buildings in downtown Schulenburg. It’s the last standing combination hotel/ theater of its kind.

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Carter Ghost Town

The only proof that Carter, Texas, once a town of 80 residents, still exists is the old church building and the historical marker. Rumors of a little girl killed in an Indian raid and an old minister who still paces the church draw ghost enthusiasts from all over North Texas.  Carter was established in 1866 and once had a flour …

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