The Molloy Hotel
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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The Molloy Hotel

In 1874, three years after the rail line was laid through Corsicana, lawyer Henry Molloy (1829 - 1913) had a one-story hotel built to accommodate businessmen and other travelers.  Molloy added the second story in 1881.  Over the years, the building came to be a center of business and social activity and has been owned by a number of the town's leading citizens, including George T. Jester, Father of former Texas Governor Beauford H. Jester.  The hotel, which closed in 1975, stands as a reminder of Corsicana's early days as a railroad town. (1983)


The text of the historical markers have been posted here with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission

Dedication Program

Saturday, May 5, 1984 - 4:30 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies ... J. Forrest Green, Chairman, Navarro County Historical Commission

Invocation ... The Rev. James M. Sigler Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church

Dedicatory Remarks .. Nicholas Georgas, Son of Spiros N. Georgas

Dedication of Marker .... Embry Ferguson, Member of Navarro County Historical Society

Acceptance of Marker ... Hon. Sue Youngblood, Mayor of Corsicana

Unveiling of Marker ... Robert L. Wheelock, Jr.

The Hotel was owned by the family of Spior N. Georgas from 1926 to 1975.

Historical Research by Wyvonne Putman - Executive Secretary, Navarro County Historical Society.

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