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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers

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Site of Mundine Hotel



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Photograph by Milam County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kouba - 15 Aug 2003

Marker TitleSite of Mundine Hotel
Address101 N. Main St.
Location.
CityRockdale
Year Marker Erected2001
Designationsn/a
Text on MarkerThe Mundine Hotel stood on this site from its construction in 1880 until its destruction by fire in 1888. Completed six years after Rockdale incorporated along the International & Great Northern rail line, the hotel was built near the depot to accommodate rail travelers. John Mundine of Lexington, Texas, built the inn, and it opened in 1881 under the management of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Brooks. The fire that destroyed the three-story structure also killed 11 of its 13 occupants. Never rebuilt, the Mundine Hotel remains a part of Rockdale's history and its significant association with the railroad. (2001)
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - Aug 2003

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