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Hilton Hotel

 
 
Hilton Hotel Recorded Texas Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 24, 2019
1. Hilton Hotel Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Inscription.  Designed by the architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this hotel was built in 1925 for Conrad Hilton, and was the first to bear the Hilton name. The hotel advertised comfortable guest rooms and superior service at moderate prices. The fourteen-story, U-plan brick-clad building features elaborate terra cotta details at the two entries. Operated by A.C. White beginning in 1938, it was known as the White-Plaza until 1974.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6739.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 46.911′ N, 96° 47.657′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Harwood Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is mounted on the wall just inside the Harwood St. entrance to the building, currently the Hotel Indigo (in February of 2019). Touch for map
Hilton Hotel front door image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 23, 2019
2. Hilton Hotel front door
This was the front door when this was the Hilton Hotel. The main entrance to Hotel Indigo, the current (Feb. 2019) occupant of the building, is around the corner. The Texas historical marker is inside the entrance around the corner.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1933 Main St, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Majestic Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Karl St. John Hoblitzelle (about 300 feet away); The Dallas Morning News (about 400 feet away); A. H. Belo Corporation (about 400 feet away); Neiman-Marcus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Busch-Kirby Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Magnolia (Mobil) Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adolphus Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Hilton Hotel/White Plaza interpretive, across Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 23, 2019
3. Hilton Hotel/White Plaza interpretive, across Main Street.
HILTON HOTEL WHITE PLAZA HOTEL | 1925 1933 Main Street Lang & Witchell (Dallas), Architects This fourteen-story building was Conrad Hilton’s first high-rise hotel and the first to bear his name. Hilton guided the layout of the building, placing a variety of services that he felt were essential to good hotel operation in the two-story base. Above it, the U-shaped tower maximized ventilation and lighting. The Sullivanesque composition features Beaux Arts detailing. Hilton gave up control of the hotel in 1938 and it was renamed the White Plaza Hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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