Hotel Turkey

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Hotel Turkey
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Hotel Turkey
Hotel Turkey is located in Texas
Hotel Turkey
Hotel Turkey
Hotel Turkey is located in the US
Hotel Turkey
Hotel Turkey
Location Jct. of 3rd and Alexander Sts.
Turkey, Texas
Coordinates 34°23′38″N 100°53′51″W / 34.39389°N 100.89750°W / 34.39389; -100.89750Coordinates: 34°23′38″N 100°53′51″W / 34.39389°N 100.89750°W / 34.39389; -100.89750
Area less than one acre
Built 1927 (1927)
Architectural style Prairie School
NRHP reference # 91001521[1]
RTHL # 2575
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 24, 1991
Designated RTHL 1985

The Hotel Turkey is a historic hotel located in Turkey, Texas, United States that originally opened in 1927.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 24, 1991.

The two-story reddish-brown brick prairie school designed structure was built by H. B. Jordan to take advantage of the extension of the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway to the town of Turkey. On June 12, 1927 the building was partially complete when a tornado leveled it. Construction resumed shortly thereafter, and Hotel Turkey opened for business in November 1927.[3]

The hotel was located just three blocks from the train depot and provided a meeting room to the traveling salesmen of the day to display their wares to the townspeople.[2] The hotel also became a social center for the community as dances, banquets, and meetings of social and civic organizations took place in the dining room and lobby.[3]

The building has had several owners through the years but has operated continuously since it opened. In September 1988, Scott and Jane Johnson purchased and renovated Hotel Turkey. The hotel then had 14 patriotic, western or movie themed rooms such as the Gone With the Wind suite.[2]

In July 2015, the Hotel Turkey was purchased and re-established by Pat and Tina Carson of Turkey. They have made numerous renovations and continue to do so.

The hotel traditionally hosts the musicians who come to Turkey for the annual Bob Wills Day celebration on the last Saturday in April. George W. Bush, while still governor of Texas, once stayed at the hotel.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d Carmack, Liz. Historic Hotels of Texas Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine., Texas A&M University Press: College Station, Texas, 2007. pp 129-131.
  3. ^ a b "Hotel Turkey" Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Retrieved Oct 4, 2009.