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Location604 Brazos Street
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
Coordinates30°16′5″N 97°44′30″W / 30.26806°N 97.74167°W / 30.26806; -97.74167Coordinates: 30°16′5″N 97°44′30″W / 30.26806°N 97.74167°W / 30.26806; -97.74167
Built1886 (1886)
ArchitectJasper N. Preston and Son
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
NRHP reference No.69000212[1]
RTHL No.13931
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 25, 1969
Designated RTHL1966

The Driskill, a Romanesque-style building completed in 1886,[2] is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas, United States, and one of the best-known hotels in Texas generally. The Driskill was conceived and built by Col. Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his fortune constructing "the finest hotel south of St. Louis".[3]

Today, the Driskill remains one of the premier hotels in Austin, featuring lavish bridal suites, two restaurants, and a grand ballroom. It is considered one of the most haunted hotels in the United States, featuring a variety of alleged supernatural activity throughout the building, including the spirit of Colonel Driskill himself.[3] The Driskill has been owned and operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation since 2013.[4] The hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1969.[5]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "The Driskill" Texas Historic Sites Atlas Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Carmack, Liz. Historic Hotels of Texas Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine, Texas A&M University Press: College Station, Texas, 2007. pp 76-80.
  4. ^ http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9021158
  5. ^ Staff Writer. "Texas – Travis County." National Register of Historic Places. Accessed January 27, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-01-27.

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