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Hotel Viggo – Hebbronville

see Jim Hogg County Courthouse
see Our Lady of Guadalupe & Scottus College
see Historic Jim Hogg County Jail

Directly across the busy highway from the county courthouse sits this empty shell of a hotel.  It’s been long abandoned – but even today – it’s present cannot be dismissed.

From the historical marker – Hotel Viggo – The original part of this hotel was built by C. F. Luque in 1915 for the owner, Viggo Kohler, to accommodate businessmen and area travelers. Soon after it opened, Hotel Viggo served as a fortress when area ranchers feared an attack by Pancho Villa’s men. As a result of the town’s oil boom, a south wing was added in 1924. The mission revival hotel has been a landmark on the Jim Hogg County Courthouse Square since Hebbronville’s early days.


2 Responses to Hotel Viggo – Hebbronville

  1. morgan granger

    would love to make it a bed and breakfast café option my mother has cancer and sister but it would be great t o do this for them

    • Aurora

      As a young girl I would wonder through the halls of this building. There is certainly a spooky feel to the building. I feel it’s a historic landmark and should it should be restored. The community is amazing and welcoming. You should go through with your vision.

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