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Post Rice Lofts (Rice Hotel)

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Rice Hotel
1913, Mauran, Russell and Crowell; 1926, Alfred C. Finn. 909 Texas Ave.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Rice Hotel was built by Jesse H. Jones, Houston's first big real estate tycoon. At seventeen stories and 680 rooms, it was the largest hotel in Texas when it opened and it functioned as the semi-official hotel of Houston until its closing in 1977. It was rehabilitated as apartment lofts in 1998 by PageSoutherlandPage.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Post Rice Lofts (Rice Hotel)", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 331-331.

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