Big Bend History: Chambers Hotel, Marathon, TX in 1978

The Chambers Hotel, located at 106 1st Street in Marathon, Brewster County, is a historic building constructed in 1891 by Mary Collins. It was later purchased by Gran Chambers in 1905, who enlarged the original adobe building and added a wooden frame over the thick walls. It operated as Chambers Hotel until 1930 and was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1965. Source:

Tiller, de Teel Patterson. [Chambers Hotel], photograph, June 1978; ( accessed April 6, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Texas Historical Commission.


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