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LaSalle Hotel

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1929, George L. Walling; 2000 rehabilitation, Michael Gaertner Architects. 120 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This seven-story buff brick hotel has a vertical emphasis and a restrained use of stone ornament. The building's tripartite composition, reflecting Walling's training at the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts in Paris, consists of a limestone-clad first story and a six-story brick body with stone window surrounds, topped by a stone cornice and balustrade. The hotel, one of four associated with the nearby railroad, and other commercial buildings on adjacent blocks formed the only significant urban setting in the county, a contrast to the suburban development in nearby College Station.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "LaSalle Hotel", [Bryan, 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, 113-113.

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