At its March 15 meeting, the Commission voted 4-1 to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of the Old Stagecoach Inn, 901 Round Rock Ave. The historic structure sits in the path of planned improvements to RM 620 west of IH-35. The denial imposed a 120-day waiting period, allowing time to find alternatives to demolition. After the 120 days have passed, a demolition permit may be issued.
At the April 19 meeting, Transportation Services Director Gary Hudder said the City is evaluating the potential to relocate the original structure approximately 30 yards southwest of where it currently sits. That would keep it in the historic Chisholm Trail area.
Here are some of the images shared by Hudder at the meeting.
RM 620 design, with Stagecoach Inn overlay
Changes to structure over time
Red box shows original structure; red line marks edge of future roadway
View from future RM 620 (Inn is depicted as solid white structure)
Another view from future RM 620
View from future frontage road
Hudder said the City is seeking cost and feasibility estimates to move the original structure intact, as well as stone by stone.
Commission Chair Jerry Hodges requested another project update at the Commissions regularly scheduled meeting on May 17.
Updates will be posted on roundrocktexas.gov/stagecoach-inn as available. Please direct comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Historic Round Rock Collection and the Williamson County Historical Commission have posted information about the building and its history.