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Office Building (Raleigh Hotel)

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Raleigh Hotel
1912, Lang and Witchell; 1925 roof garden, Roy E. Lane; 1929 remodeled, Henry T. Phelps. Austin Ave. at 8th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The former Raleigh Hotel is a ten-story steel and reinforced-concrete Prairie School– influenced commercial building. It is clad with brick and has a cast-stone base and belt courses, with a pressed-metal cornice and Sullivanesque cartouches. It served as the downtown's flagship hotel through much of the twentieth century. The fixed glass windows are from a c. 1970 alteration. The building is now used for state offices.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Office Building (Raleigh Hotel)", [Waco, 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, 124-124.

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