Lampasas Walks: Historic Downtown Lampasas
Keystone Hotel originally built in 1870 as Gracy Hotel
The long stone building you're passing to your left is the Keystone Hotel.
It was originally named the Star Hotel, and it was built by J. N. and Harriet Gracy as a stage coach stop. The native limestone was hauled to site by oxen in 1870. During the 1920s, J. R. Key bought the hotel and changed its name. He also added a new wing and steam heating. The windows have keystone arches.
As you walk past the building, turn back to look. You will see a painted sign saying "Steam Heat" on the side of the building. That painting dates back to the 1920s.