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Blackstone Hotel

  Texas Historical Markers
601-615 Main St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 45' 13.7988", -97° 19' 49.4292"
    Texas State
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     The first art deco skyscraper in Fort Worth, the Blackstone Hotel was erected in 1929 for wealthy cattleman C. A. Gus O'Keefe, who named it after a visit to the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The St. Louis architectural firm of Mauran, Russell, and Crowell designed the structure. The city's first radio station, WBAP, once occupied the 22nd floor. A five-story annex was added in the 1950s by the Hilton Hotel chain, which occupied the building from 1952 to 1962. Featuring original sash windows, irregular setbacks, and ornamental terra cotta detailing, the Blackstone Hotel remains the city's tallest pre-World War II structure. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998

This page last updated: 3/21/2010 15:53:03

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Blackstone Hotel:
This is now a Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Blackstone Hotel Historical Marker Location Map, Fort Worth, Texas