History of Spirit Inn of Mission Valley formerly the Lafitte Hotel in Seadrift, Texas
Fire heavily damages historic Seadrift hotel on September 26, 2005.
was built in 1909 as a railroad hotel, two years before the coastal
town began to grow. It operated for many years as a hotel.
40th wedding anniversary, Judy Clegg got the porch put back on her hotel.
That was just one of the stories she told recently on the moving and
restoration of the Lafitte Hotel now located near Victoria, Texas on
the Mission Espiritu Santo site overlooking the Guadalupe River.
and view other Spirit Inn of Mission Valley
of the land the hotel is now currently on:
Thank you for your interest in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.
Attached is the report presented to Victoria County Commissioners Court and to the National Parks Service office in Santa Fe.
Victoria County is NOT shown on the official map of the national trail. This needs to be addressed/corrected.
The official map of the National Historic Trail should be amended to show the Lower Camino Real which is carefully documented in the report.
Victoria County is not the only county affected by this omission. The Lower Camino Real also affects Lavaca, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Washington, Grimes, Madison and Walker counties.
The Victoria County Heritage Department has dealt almost exclusively with the National Parks Service Office in Santa Fe. Nothing has come of this to date. We need help in reaching legislators who are in a position to ask questions at the federal level.
Thank you for familiarizing yourself with the report and sending it on to those who may be able to help with this problem.