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Taken 30-May-11
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Keywords:Old Hotel, Medina County Hotel, J.M. Koch Hotel
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-May-11 13:14
Date modified30-May-11 13:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length25 mm
Focal length (35mm)37 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
J.M. Koch's Hotel

J.M. Koch's Hotel

Medina County, Texas
29 19.889' N 99 16.768' W

Historical Marker: J. M. and Mary Ann Koch owned and operated a hotel in D'Hanis beginning in 1898. They purchased the land on this site in July 1902, and built this hotel in 1906. Reportedly constructed by Chinese railroad laborers, it is built of early bricks from the D'Hanis brick plant. In December 1914 the Koch family sold the building, which continued as a hotel until 1920. The Farmers Exchange of D'Hanis purchased it that year for use as a feed store, adding a cotton scale to the east side of the structure. A later owner operated it as a boarding house. A simple but elegant early 20th century hotel with Late Victorian details, the edifice's notable architectural features include its symmetrical plan, three-bay façade with central door, paired round-arch windows, 2-story porch and corbelled brickwork on the parapet.