Hotel Texas

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Hotel Texas
Hotel Texas.jpg
General information
TypeHotel
Architectural stylebeaux-arts
Location815 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas
 United States
Completed1921
Height
Roof55.5 m (182 ft)
Technical details
Floor count15
Other information
Number of rooms294
 
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Hotel Texas
Hotel Texas.jpg
General information
TypeHotel
Architectural stylebeaux-arts
Location815 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas
 United States
Completed1921
Height
Roof55.5 m (182 ft)
Technical details
Floor count15
Other information
Number of rooms294
Hotel Texas
Hotel Texas is located in Texas
Coordinates32°45′9″N 97°19′45″W / 32.75250°N 97.32917°W / 32.75250; -97.32917Coordinates: 32°45′9″N 97°19′45″W / 32.75250°N 97.32917°W / 32.75250; -97.32917
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1920
Architectural styleChicago, Renaissance, Other, Georgian Revival
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #79003011[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 3, 1979

The Hotel Texas is a historic hotel located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Designed by Sanguinet & Staats and Mauran, Russell, & Crowell, with Westlake Construction Co. as the contractor, it was constructed from 1920 to 1921.

On November 21, 1963 President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy stayed at the hotel in Room 850. The next morning, Kennedy gave what would be his last address in the Crystal Ballroom, just hours before he was assassinated in Dallas.

An addition was constructed to the North in 1961, featuring a ballroom on the second level. A major renovation in 1968 that coincided with the opening of the Fort Worth Convention Center involved splitting the original two-storey lobby into two floors and the addition of a 49 m (161 ft) 13-floor annex across Commerce Street. The hotel operated as the Sheraton Fort Worth from 1968 until 1979. From 1979 to 1981, the hotel was restored by architects Jarvis, Putty, Jarvis. The restoration involved returning the "space" of the lobby to the original configuration, the creation of an all-new interior (since there was nothing left of the original interior) featuring an atrium between the wings of the "U" shaped tower, and the installation of new lighting on the upper levels to resemble the original lighting of the hotel. Following the restoration, the hotel began operating as a Hyatt Regency, and the original building and annex contained 502 guest rooms. The hotel changed management companies in the 1990s and operated as a Radisson until March 2006, under which the lights on the upper floors were turned off. From 2005 to 2006, the interiors of the hotel were upgraded, and on April 1, 2006, the hotel officially began operating as the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel.[2] The annex tower was not converted and was left vacant. The Hilton Fort Worth currently contains 294 guest rooms. Part of the new work for the conversion included relighting the top of the building.

The Hotel Texas was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 3, 1979.[1]

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