Club Quarters Hotel (Houston)

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Club Quarters
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Club Quarters Hotel (Houston) is located in Texas
Club Quarters Hotel (Houston)
Location within Texas
General information
Location 720 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′28″N 95°21′46″W / 29.7578°N 95.3628°W / 29.7578; -95.3628Coordinates: 29°45′28″N 95°21′46″W / 29.7578°N 95.3628°W / 29.7578; -95.3628
Height 61.6 m (202 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Lifts/elevators 4
Design and construction
Architect Joseph Finger
Other information
Number of restaurants 1
Website

www.clubquarters.com

Texas State Hotel
NRHP reference # 07001384
Added to NRHP January 10, 2008
[1][2][3]

The Club Quarters Hotel is a 16-story, 61.6 m (202 ft) Beaux-Arts high-rise at 710 Fannin Street in downtown Houston, Texas, USA. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under its former name, the Texas State Hotel.[4][5] originally planned for the 1928 Democratic National Convention, but due to construction and finance difficulties, was not completed until 1929 (with the help of Jesse Holman Jones).[6]

At one point in the 1980s, The University of Texas owned the property and a hotel-management group ran the hotel, but it proved unprofitable and closed.[7][8]

The Hotel eventually went up for auction in 1987, at which a subsidiary of Texaco had the winning bid of $1.39 million for the property, which was located across the street of their, at the time headquarters at 1111 Rusk.[9] It was left unused until Fannin & Rusk, LP took over the property for redevelopment.[10]

The renovation of the Texas State Hotel won the 2006 Good Brick Awards, given by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance to honor exceptional preservation projects and the people behind them.[11][12] Since it has opened, it has featured a restaurant, Table 7 Bistro, on the bottom floor.[13]

Residences[edit]

The hotel building includes several residences, which have the same amenities as the regular guests[14]

The residences are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Residents are zoned to the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (for grades K-8),[15][16] and Northside High School (formerly Davis High School).[17] Residents were previously zoned to Bruce Elementary School,[18] and E.O. Smith Education Center (for middle school).[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Club Quarters Hotel (Houston) at Emporis
  2. ^ Club Quarters Hotel (Houston) at Glass Steel and Stone
  3. ^ "Club Quarters Hotel". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ Former Texas State Hotel now on National Register
  5. ^ National Historic Registry website
  6. ^ Former Texas State Hotel now on National Register
  7. ^ Former Texas State Hotel now on National Register
  8. ^ Bernstein, Alan and Jim Barlow. "I'm up the creek'/Guests are shocked by surprise shutdown of Texas State Hotel." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday July 2, 1986. Section 1, Page 1. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  9. ^ Staff. "Hotel acquired." Houston Chronicle. Sunday September 20, 1987. Business 8. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  10. ^ Former Texas State Hotel now on National Register
  11. ^ Galehouse, Maggie. "WINNERS A few Good Bricks." Houston Chronicle. January 9, 2006. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  12. ^ Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Archived 2010-02-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Galvani, Paul. "Great Muffalettas at Table 7 Bistro." Houston Press. Thursday July 3, 2008. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  14. ^ "Features of Residences Archived 2010-05-23 at the Wayback Machine.." Club Quarters Hotel. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  15. ^ "Gregory-Lincoln K-8 School Attendance Zone" (elementary). Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on August 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Gregory-Lincoln K-8 School Attendance Zone" (middle). Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on August 12, 2017.
  17. ^ "Northside High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on August 12, 2017.
  18. ^ "Bruce Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on April 27, 2010.
  19. ^ "Smith Middle Attendance Zone[permanent dead link]." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on August 3, 2009.

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