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Orleans San Jacinto Building (San Jacinto Life Building)

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San Jacinto Life Building
1924, Sanguinet, Staats and Hedrick. 595 Orleans St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The fifteen-story former insurance company building was Beaumont's first real skyscraper. Crowned with a staged clock tower nearly seven stories taller than the building beneath, it set the local pattern of off-center penthouses. At 627 Orleans Street is the eleven-story former Hotel Beaumont (1922) by Little Rock architects Mann and Stern. The pairing of the Hotel Beaumont and the San Jacinto Building is a poignant reminder of Beaumont's big-city past.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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