Details for Hotel Wooten (Atlas Number 5507014423)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014423


Marker Number 14423
Atlas Number 5507014423
Marker Title Hotel Wooten
Index Entry Hotel Wooten
Address 1102 N. Third St.
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 430988
UTM Northing 3590742
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels; Art Deco
Marker Year 2008
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 1102 N. Third St.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This landmark building opened its doors on June 6, 1930, with a celebration attended by more than two thousand guests. Entrepreneur H.O. Wooten envisioned a hotel with accommodations matching those available in New York City, accomplishing the goal with the seventeen-story, 200-room Hotel Wooten. Designed by Abilene architect David S. Castle, it was the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso at the time of its completion. The building is of structural steel and clay tile construction, with a buff brick exterior and detailing in cast stone, marble and granite. The building remains one of the most notable examples of Art Deco style architecture in Abilene.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2008