Sam Houston Hotel - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.592 W 095° 21.616
15R E 271778 N 3294511
Quick Description: The Fort Worth firm of Saguinet, Staats, Hedrick & Gottlieb designed this 1924, 10-story hotel with Beaux-Arts elements. It was never one of Houston’s finest hotels, nor its most elegant, but it seems to be the oldest continuously-operated.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 4:15:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 43

Long Description:
If you can make out the ‘ghost sign’ on the side of the building, from 1927, you’ll see it advertising “Conditioned Air. Room Rates $2.00 to $2.50.” Restored as the Alden Hotel, the room rates are a bit higher now, but it’s nice to know that the rooms still sport ‘conditioned air.’

Main Street/Market Square Historic District
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Street address:
1117 Prairie Street
Houston, TX USA

County / Borough / Parish: Harris County

Year listed: 2002

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Hotel

Current function: Hotel

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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