While not the most important work of Dielmann in terms of its architectural character, the three-story hotel makes up for that by having become better known for its remarkable move across downtown from its original site in 1985. Threatened with demolition for a new high-rise Marriott Hotel on Commerce Street, the Fairmount was hauled to its present location on a series of specially designed hydraulic dollies. Repositioned at S. Alamo Street, the original structure was restored, with a three-story addition built using contrasting brick. The Fairmount was the sole survivor of a group of small hotels that catered to traveling salesmen arriving in town at the Old Southern Pacific Depot ( SA60). Dielmann's design is typical of his commercial work with architectural details rendered in brick and a cast-iron gallery across the main elevation.
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