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Belmont Hotel (Belmont Motor Hotel)

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1947, Charles S. Dilbeck; 2005 restored. 901 Fort Worth Ave.

Built on a cliff overlooking the Dallas skyline, the Belmont is the last of the motor lodges that once lined Fort Worth Avenue. The entrance drive is flanked by a pair of flat-roofed, white-stuccoed modernist buildings with strong, vertical, chimney-like features. Once inside, the driving court is ringed with a Mediterranean village of sixty-four picturesque, red tile-roofed guest rooms organized into curved buildings that look like individual cottages. Dilbeck effortlessly blended these unrelated styles. A restoration in 2005 transformed the Belmont into a trendy spot with a bar and smokehouse restaurant (landscaping by Hocker Design Group).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Belmont Hotel (Belmont Motor Hotel)", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 183-183.

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