Kendall Inn

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Kendall Inn
The Kendall Inn in 2009.
Kendall Inn is located in Texas
Kendall Inn
Kendall Inn
Location 128 W Blanco Rd
Boerne, Texas
Coordinates 29°47′39″N 98°44′1″W / 29.79417°N 98.73361°W / 29.79417; -98.73361Coordinates: 29°47′39″N 98°44′1″W / 29.79417°N 98.73361°W / 29.79417; -98.73361
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1859 (1859)
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002045[1]
RTHL # 5925
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 29, 1976
Designated RTHL 1962[2]

The Kendall Inn is a historic hotel located in Boerne, Texas, United States, that originally opened in 1859.[3] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1976.

The two-story vernacular Greek Revival structure is one of the few remaining 19th century resort hotels in Texas. Erastus and Sarah Reed constructed the limestone block hotel. The Reeds came to Boerne from Georgia, where they had operated and managed hotels.[4] The Inn was known as the "Reed House" and offered four rooms for travelers.

In 1869, Col. Henry C. King purchased the inn from the Reeds and renamed the hotel "King Place". In 1878, J. C. Rountree and W. L. Wadsworth purchased the inn from King and added two wings on to the building. The name of the inn was changed to the "Boerne Hotel". In 1884, the inn was purchased by James T. Clark. Dr. J. H. Barnitz of San Antonio acquired the inn in 1909 and renamed the hotel once again as "Kendall Inn", Barnitz had electrical wiring installed and added community bathrooms. In 1922, the inn was purchased by Robert L. and Maude Hickman. Mrs. W. F. Grinnan bought the Kendall Inn in 1960.

Notable people that have lodged at the inn include Jefferson Davis, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Robert E. Lee.[5]

The hotel is currently[when?] called Ye Kendall Inn and has 36 rooms each with modern private bathrooms and antique Victorian era furnishings.

It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1983, Marker number 5925.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Carmack, Liz. Historic Hotels of Texas, Texas A&M University Press: College Station, Texas, 2007. pp 85-87.
  4. ^ "Kendall Inn" Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "History" Ye Kendall Inn
  6. ^ "Kendall Inn". Texas Historic Landmark. William Nienke, Sam Morrow. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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