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    Texas | Architecture | Rooms with a Past

    Temple's Doering Hotel
    aka The Hotel Hawn

    Temple, Texas

    by Johnny Stucco
    Photos courtesy of Sara and Tara Woods, Fort Worth

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    Doering Hotel, Temple, Texas today
    Doering Hotel, Temple, Texas today
    L - The Doering January 2005. Courtesy Sara Woods
    R - The Doering in 2000.
    Metal frame on top once spelled out rates. TE Photo

    Built in 1928, the Doering was one of Temple's three principal buildings. The others were the nearby Hotel Kyle and what had been Professional Building. While the Kyle is now in use as a retirement hotel, the Doering has been closed for years.
    Doering Hotel, Temple, Texas postcard
    The text of this period postcard gives the Doering's rates as 1.50 to 2.50 for a room with its own bath. Note the Arcadia facade far left.

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    Like many grand and semi-grand hotels, the Doering had a theater close by for the entertainment of guests.

    Although the Arcadia Theater was (more or less) a freestanding building, the theater's lobby could be entered from either of two separate street entrances. The theater's minor entrance is to the right of the hotel between the hotel and the windowless building, which is actually the theater.
    Arcadia Theatre, Temple,  Texas
    The main entrance with the recently restored Arcadia Marquee

    Photo courtesy Sara Woods, January 2005
    Hawn Hotel ghost sign in Temple, Texas



    "Ghost Sign" for the Hawn Hotel

    Photo courtesy Sara Woods, January 2005
    Doering Hotel Roof,  Temple, Texas
    Another view of the hotel

    Photo courtesy Sara Woods, January 2005
    Doering Hotel medallions
    One of the hotel's ornamental medallions

    Photo courtesy Sara Woods, January 2005

    The contemporary photos featured here are courtesy of Sara and Tara Woods of Fort Worth; a mother-daughter team who share an appreciation of old hotels and vintage Texas buildings.

    Temple Texas Doering Hotel stationery
    Envelope with the Doering's Imprint
    TE stationery collection

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