mixed-use Development in progress

Long Hotel

Stephenville, Texas

Property Overview

Total Square Feet: 50,000

Fort Worth architect Wyatt Hedrick designed this Art Deco-style hotel for Charles Long. Built in 1938-39 of fireproof construction, the hotel features a three-story concrete frame with brick-faced curtain walls and hollow-clay tile partitions.

The façade, or south elevation of the hotel along W. College St., features a central entryway topped with a rounded canopy. The sidelights and transom around the door are enclosed with wood. Four bays flank each side of the entry and are now enclosed with wood, although first-floor windows on the west elevation are filled with double-hung wood windows. Nine bays on the second floor of the south elevation are filled with metal windows that feature a vertical fixed pane alongside a double-hung window. Nine bays on the third floor of the south elevation are either open to the elements or boarded up.

The Long Hotel offered air conditioning, a first-floor grand lobby with terrazzo tile, a dining room, and kitchen. In 1948, 40 guest rooms accommodated visitors who paid $2.25 and up per night to stay at the Long Hotel.

Located one block southeast of the Erath County Courthouse Square, the Long Hotel is next door to a bus station built between 1930 and 1949. Over the years, various cafes and restaurants served customers from the first floor of the hotel, and during the 1970s, a dinner club offered dining followed by dancing on the third floor. The hotel has been vacant since the late 1970s and is deteriorating from neglect.


Historic District
Stephenville, TX

Total Space
50,000 SF


Hospitality | Restaurant | Retail

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Development Site Facts

building Name

Long Hotel

Estimated Completion

Coming Soon

Proposed Number of Apartment Units


Proposed Number of Floors

4 Floors

Proposed Square Footage

50,000 sq ft

On-site Parking


Tenant Gym
Doorman lobby
Package and delivery management
In-unit smart technology
(Nest thermostats)
Laundry (washer/dryer)

Development Team

Optima Durant Construction


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