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The Cotton Palace's History

original-houseWhat started out as a change of life business venture has resulted in an renewed awareness of the uniqueness of my hometown. As a lifelong resident of Waco, Texas. I am just now discovering its rich heritage. Less than two years ago my sister and I were looking to buy a house close to the downtown area to use as a bed and breakfast in Central Texas. It was fate that took us on a drive down Austin Avenue. We had become discouraged because we couldn't find anything that we liked. We didn't know exactly know what we were looking for - we just knew we would know it when we saw it. And sure enough there it was at 1910 Austin Avenue. A house I had been in many times and had always loved had a For Sale sign in front of it. We realized immediately that this was what we had been looking for. What we had yet to discover was the historical significance of what had once been one of Waco's finest ; homes. While the renovation was in progress I began to research the history of the house.

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  • "I am the 12 year old mentioned above, Will. I loved this B & B!!! Everyone I met was very kind. Dutch made the breakfast into an event instead of just a regular breakfast. This spring break started as an average get-out-of-school week and went out with a bang on the best vacation I have ever been on. I will be back"

 

 

 

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  • Waco’s Other Cotton Palace

    Waco’s Other Cotton Palace

    It’s a busy weekend in Waco!

    Waco’s history as the cotton capital of Texas is celebrated every year with an elaborate production known as the Cotton Palace Pageant, taking place this year on Friday, April 24, 2015. Events take place over the course of the weekend, attracting visitors from all over the state who come to both enjoy and participate in the event. (For more information about the history of the Cotton Palace, check out the Waco History app at www.wacohistory.org.)

    According to resident historian and former innkeeper, Dutch Schroeder, the Cotton Palace Bed and Breakfast draws on some of the same rich tradition in Waco history. 

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