As usual, the lure was an old movie theater, in this case, The Select Theater:
The 1912 First National Bank - according to the Texas Historical Commision plaque, the bank was chartered in 1898. It was built in 1912 and is "a blend of stylistic influences," including Italian Renaissance and beaux arts. This building served as the bank's home until 1965.
The Beckham Hotel is a genuine railroad hotel, built to house passengers as well as railroad employees laying over between runs. Located on Commerce Street in the downtown area, the hotel sits directly across the tracks from the Amtrak station. Several rooms overlook the tracks. The present brick structure was completed in 1927 after a fire razed the first (ca. 1880s) hotel. Big bands were said to have played in the upstairs ballroom during the 1920s and 1930s. (info. from A Trackside Motel)