Denison TX, like most everywhere than is anywhere, has it’s share of the remains of broken dreams.
“The Traveler’s Hotel located just across the tracks from the Katy Depot can give a visitor Goosebumps. Built by a German sea captain named Ernst Martin Kohl, who opened it as a grocery store and saloon in 1893, it was converted into a hotel for railroad travelers in the 1930’s. The National Register labels the architectural style Prairie, but if you’ve ever been to Central Europe, you’d think the building was a medieval fortress. The house is four stories tall, made of solid stone and timber and laced with wrought iron. Add to that heavy oak doors, stained glass windows, dark crawl spaces, a secluded garden and a wooden porch roof almost two stories tall… you get the picture. By the 1960’s, passenger traffic abated so drastically that the hotel had to close, and a succession of owners have tried to restore the house.” ©Texasescapes.com
Take time to visit other’s old dreams. They help to keep yours alive! monos en theos…†…jim