Oct 30 2010
The Haunted Historic Ott Hotel
 

To every visitor of The Haunted
Historic Ott Hotel
FREE ORBS FOR EVERYONE
We recommend that you bring a
digital camera and just photo all the
orbs you want.
The Haunted Historic
Ott Hotel
For reservations call  936-336-3832
Actual inscription on the Historical marker

OTT HOTEL
Built to capitalize on oil boom prosperity, The OTT Hotel became a
Liberty landmark. The regional economy in the early 20th century
focused on trade, timber and agriculture. The discovery of large oil
fields. Including Batson (15miles NE) and south Liberty (4 miles S.)
brought great activity to Liberty as the nearest rail connection, and
many new buildings went up, including restaurants, general stores and
this railroad hotel.
Louisiana native John Joshua Ott (1867-1939) and his wife Sallie
Wiggins Ott (1874-1963) of San Jacinto county hired contractor Elza
Burch to build the hotel. Completed in late 1928 adjacent to the Texas &
New Orleans railroad tracks and very near the depot. The Ott Hotel was
well positioned to sever train passengers and was known as a
Drummer Hotel. Named for the traveling salesmen of the day. Its
location was also ideally suited for automobile tourists on the Old
Spanish Trail (later State Highway 3 and U.S. Highway 90). As well as
those with business in the nearby liberty county courthouse.
The hotel’s original design included 50 rooms in an L-shaped building
footprint, with community baths in the middle of the long halls. Dining
room and parlor space were later converted into additional rooms. A
sign painted on the bricks on the side along the railroad attracted new
arrivals. This two-story brick building features paired windows and has
a prominent four-bay front porch with tapered wood columns, A
low-pitch roof and brick detailing. Craftsman-style exposed rafter tails
outline the porch and the entire building. Several managers operated
the hotel, and the property remained in the Ott family until 2002  when
Mr. & Mrs. Mc Cain purchased the hotel.

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark – 2005



The Haunted
Historic Ott Hotel
THE OTT HOTEL
RECEIVES TEXAS
HISTORICAL MARKER

After 78 years the Ott Hotel
finally received a well
deserved
accommodation from the
State of Texas.
Thank you to
everyone who has
Visited our page.

DO TO THE GREAT
NUMBER OF
PARANORMAL GROUPS
WANTING TO VISIT US, WE
ARE NOW CHARGING
INVESTIGATION GROUP
FOR COST OF THE
ROOMS. $ 50.00 each

IF YOU ARE JUST AN
WEEKENDER LOOKING
FOR A ROOM FOR ONE OR
TWO NIGHTS YOU NEED
TO TELL THE OFFICE YOU
WANT A HAUNTED ROOM
FOR THE WEEKEND ONLY.

Booking Rooms:

Single Historic rooms have
one double bed only. Can
only sleep two.

NO TV, NO PHONE, ETC.
JUST LIKE WALKING
BACK IN TIME TO 1928.
COST IS FIFTY DOLLARS
PER ROOM PER NIGHT .

Tours are still being
offered. Must call for
time and date. TOUR
ARE $ 5.00 PER
PERSON
936-336-3832 Office

THE HISTORIC
OTT HOTEL WILL
BE HOST TO:

OCTOBER 2010

RADIO STATION
104.9 FM.
THE ANGLE
BASULTO
MORNING SHOW
ALONG WITH
THE TEXAS REVENANT
SOCIETY AS WELL AS
THE WINNERS OF THE
PARANORMAL
CONTEST.

SEE YOU ALL ON
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

AUGUST 2010

THE HISTORIC OTT HOTEL
HAS RECEIVED THE PHOTOS
FROM THIS GROUP AND
SOME OF THE AUDIO.
IT IS TRULY AMAZING THE
THINGS THAT GO ON IN THIS
BUILDING!!!!
PHOTOS ON COMPUTER AT
THE HOTEL LOBBY.

JULY 24th The Historic Ott
Hotel hosted
SPIRIT QUEST. OTT
HOTEL ALSO HAD AN
OPEN TOUR THAT NIGHT.
ALL WAS GREAT. WE ARE
LOOKING FORWARD TO
THE EVIDENCE.

RESULTS ARE IN FROM
GHOST HEAD FINDER.COM

JULY 2010

GREAT PHOTOS OF A LOT
OF STRANGE IMAGES
HERE AT THE HOTEL.
GHOST HEAD FINDER
SAID THEY WOULD LIKE
TO COME BACK AND
INVESTIGATE MORE.
CHECK OUT PHOTOS ON
www.ghostheadfinder.com
or at The OTT HOTEL
Lobby .

JUNE 26th brought
The Ghost Head Finder
from Spring Texas.
We all had a great time. You
can find them at
www.ghostheadfinder.com
We will be looking for the
results of the investigation
in a few weeks.

JUNE 4TH & 5TH
Brings to the Ott Hotel
Coastal Paranormal
This will be the Third visit
from this group.

June 12th, 2010
we will be having an open
tour for the public. 7pm.
$5.00 per person.

January:

The Historic Ott Hotel starts
2010 with the news that the
hotel has been featured in
a new book by Olyve
Hallmark Abbott, named

Texas Ghosts: Galveston ,
Houston, and Vicinity.
Book can be found at
www.schifferbooks.com.

The Adams Family
spent a week end with us.
All involved had a great
time. One set of people had
a up lifting experience.

February:

Photos and Frames
that are mounted and
screwed to the walls are
being broken in the
staircase, office, old
dinning room, pot rack in
hotel kitchen came
crashing to the ground
about 3:30 am. All of this
started about a week age.
Something different every
night.

Long term residents
complaining about doors
that have been sheet
rocked over are sounding
like they are opening and
closing all hour of the night.
Apt. 109

Once again the
Historic Ott Hotel
has lived up to
being The Haunted
Historic Ott Hotel.

The Haunted Historic Ott Hotel
GHOST STORIES OF

1930 IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT
SOMETIME AROUND THE FALL OF THE YEAR,
OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER, A YOUNG WOMEN
NAMED LUCY WAS STAYING AT THE OTT HOTEL
WITH HER LOVER. THEY WERE HAVING AN
AFFAIR. LUCY WAS MARRIED TO A MAN
NAMED JOSHUA. HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE
AFFAIR AND CAME LOOKING FOR HER. HIS
APPEARANCE WAS THAT OF A TALL AND
SLENDER MAN, DRESSED IN A BLACK COWBOY
HAT, BLACK DUSTER COAT, AND BLACK
BOOTS. JOSHUA KNOCKED ON ALL THE DOORS
OF THE HOTEL UNTIL HE FOUND LUCY.LUCY
OPENED THE DOOR TO HER ROOM. SHE WAS
DRESSED IN A WHITE NIGHTGOWN. A HEATED
ARGUMENT OCCURRED IN THE UP STAIRS
HALLWAY AND THEN OUT OF NO WHERE A
LOUD GUN SHOT WAS HEARD BY ALL IN THE
HOTEL. LUCY LAY DEAD ON THE FLOOR AS
WELL AS HER HUSBAND JOSHUA . TO THIS DAY
IT IS UNCLEAR WHO SHOT AND KILLED THE
MARRIED COUPLE, BUT IT WAS VERY CLEAR
THEY WERE BOTH KILLED BY THE SAME
BULLET. A HORRIBLE LOVE GONE AWRY.
TODAY THEY BOTH STILL WALK THE HALLS OF
THE HISTORIC Ott HOTEL AND YOU CAN STILL
HEAR THE ARGUMENT IN THE UPSTAIRS
HALLWAY. ONCE A YEAR WHEN THE
NOVEMBER WIND BLOWS FROM THE NORTH
YOU WILL STILL HEAR THE SINGLE GUNSHOT
THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF TWO LOVES WHO
WERE BOTH KILLED BY A SINGLE SHOT OF
JEALOUSY.
IF YOU WANT
MORE
UNUSUAL
“GHOST
“STORIES
FROM ACTUAL
TENANTS AND
SOME
PICTURES
THAT LACK
EXPLANATION
…THEN GO
AHEAD TURN
THE PAGE AND
CHECK OUT
OUR WEBSITE.
BEFORE YOU
ARE DONE
YOU WILL
AGREE THAT
THERE IS
SOME KIND OF
ENTITY THAT
DWELLS IN
AND AMONGST
US.
YOU’LL BE
GLAD YOU
VISITED US
HERE AT…..
The Ott Hotel being built
in the summer of 1928
The Haunted Historic Ott
Hotel January 2007

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