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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Auditorium Hotel

 
 
Auditorium Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
1. Auditorium Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Auditorium Hotel was built in 1926 for Houston investor Michele DeGeorge (1850-1927), who came to the United States from Italy in 1881. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (1887-1953), the building features Italian renaissance detailing in the upper stories. Its location in the center of Houston's theater district and its association with the now-razed city auditorium have contributed to its significance as a Houston landmark during the city's commercial development.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10598.)
 
Location. 29° 45.694′ N, 95° 21.9′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Louisiana Street, on the right when traveling west on Texas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Texas Avenue, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hogg Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Market Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gulf Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kennedy Bakery
Auditorium Hotel -- Lancaster Hotel today image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
2. Auditorium Hotel -- Lancaster Hotel today
Marker can be seen on corner of the building in the bottom left center of the picture
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnolia Brewery Building (approx. mile away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (approx. mile away); Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Regarding Auditorium Hotel. Auditorium Hotel is now Lancaster Hotel
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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