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Emily Morgan Hotel (Medical Arts Building)

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Medical Arts Building
1926, Ralph H. Cameron. 705 E. Houston St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This towering Gothic Revival design is Cameron's most important commercial building in San Antonio. The triangular mass of the twelve-story building has Gothic detailing executed in limestone at its base and buff-colored terra-cotta at its uppermost floors. A churchlike spire emphasizes the acute-angled corner of the building and marks the northeast corner of the original Alamo courtyard. The building initially housed medical offices.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Emily Morgan Hotel (Medical Arts Building)", [San Antonio, 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, 148-148.

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