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The Driskill Hotel, dedicated on December 29, 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas and one of the best-known hotels in Texas. Located on 6th Street in Austin, about 4 blocks from the Texas state capitol, the Driskill was conceived and built by cattle baron Col. Jesse Driskill, who spent his fortune constructing the hotel.

The Driskill figures prominently in the careers of both U.S. Presidents with Austin connections. President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird shared their first date at the Driskill, and he also awaited results from the 1964 presidential election from the hotel. In 2000, then-Governor George W. Bush set up office at The Driskill while he awaited results from the contested election.