Historic & Haunted? Austin’s Driskill Hotel. October 31

Happy Halloween, people of Austin!  In celebration of this spooky occasion, we at Colby Design would like to call your attention to an Austin landmark – The Driskill Hotel.  The hotel opened on December 20, 1886, and was built by cattle baron Col. Jesse L. Driskill.  It is still considered one of the premier hotels in central Texas, with lavish amenities.

One year after opening, though, the daughter of a Texas senator took a fatal tumble down the grand staircase while chasing a bouncing ball, and legend has it that she can be heard bouncing that ball in the lobby and along the mezzanine.  Another haunted tale of the Driskill centers around room 525, where two young brides, 20 years apart, took their own lives in the same bathroom at the hotel…

Whether you are looking for a spooky place to venture out, or just a great historic architectural spot, check out the Driskill, and have a happy Halloween!

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