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Brown Hotel
Decatur Street, one block east of square -Chico





      Colonel J.T. Brown founded the town of Chico in 1876; then built this hotel 1888. In a ceremony on the hotel porch, Governor Charles A. Culberson pardoned Brown for his part in an 1895 fight fatality. Banker-tenant R. Lee Morris owned Brown Hotel from 1908 to 1965.