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Taken 21-Apr-18
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Giesel House, Old Hotels
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.64 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Apr-18 09:55
Date modified21-Apr-18 09:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/100 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Giesel House

Giesel House

Grimes County, Texas
30 23.225' N 96 05.374' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Railroad Street. Go 50 yards south on Railroad Street. The building is on the left (east) side of the street.

Historical Marker: Situated near the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Depot, this three-story stone building was erected in 1860 by R. H. Giesel (1833-1872) and his German-born wife Fannie (1828-1881) to house a restaurant and hotel. A two-story frame porch originally extended across the front of the structure. Giesel, a Confederate veteran, served as temporary mayor in 1867, when a yellow fever epidemic struck Navasota. Fannie Giesel renamed her restaurant "The Good Morning John" in 1871. She managed the business until her death in 1881. Later owners operated the hotel as "The Exchange" and "The Hoyle".