Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Friday, April 6, 2012

Landmark Inn

We headed to Castroville this morning to go through the Landmark Inn and see the other historic homes in the town.  Castroville was settled in the 1840's by mostly farmers from the Alsace region of France.  The Landmark Inn went through several changes.

First, a general store providing goods to travelers between San Antonio and El Paso was built.  It was originally a one story structure, but another story was added to make a hotel.

In the 1860's, a bathhouse was added. It was the only place for a man-made bath between San Antonio and Eagle Pass.

In the 1850's, land was purchased by the Medina River and a dam was built to divert water through an underground mill race to power a grist mill.

We then took the tour around town to see the other historic homes.

We had a great time touring this beautiful little town!

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