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Marriott Plaza San Antonio Hotel

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1979, Ford, Powell and Carson. 555 S. Alamo St.

Designed as a garden hotel on a four-and-a-half-acre site with varied and lush outdoor landscaping spread among terraces and fountains, pergolas, and a swimming pool, the hotel rises to six stories around the central elevator shaft flanked by five-story wings. The stuccoed precast-concrete walls are similar in finishing treatment to the restored nineteenth-century buildings in nearby La Villita ( SA38). A standing-seam metal roof with a shallow, slight pitch covers the verandas of the guest rooms. During the mid-1960s, urban renewal in this section of the city made this large site available. Fortunately, three small 1850s houses and the German-English School (1859–1875) survive and have been kept as an integral part of the complex.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Marriott Plaza San Antonio Hotel", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SA41.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 155-155.

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