Lampasas: Landmark hotel included on holiday homes tour

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LAMPASAS, Texas (KWTX) The 162-year-old Keystone Hotel in Lampasas will reopen its doors to the public Sunday during the community’s holiday homes tour.

The hotel opened in 1856 as a stagecoach Inn.

A 10-room wing was added in 1870.

And another wing was added in 1931.

But after renovations and additions in the late 1920s and early 1930s, however, the hotel fell on hard times and the building later housed offices and finally a bank.

Andrew Fish of Austin purchased the building in December 2017.

He’s spent the year restoring the historic hotel as a residence with a master suite, a guest suite and 10 guest rooms.

He’s also converting one of the wings into a ballroom he hopes to rent out, but he still has work to do.

“We won't be finished but we can certainly give them something to look at,” he said.

“We've been pushing really hard to showcase 4 of the rooms in here which will be the reception area which is from 1856 and the ballroom area which is from 1931,” he said.

The tour will start at the museum at 303 South Western St., and also includes five Lampasas homes.

Proceeds from the tour will go to fund events at the Lampasas County Museum.

For more information, contact the museum at 512-556-2224.

Tour tickets will be available for $10 apiece at the museum and at My Girls at 415 East 3rd St.