Full of Mid-Century Modern vibe, these colorful 1950s artifacts show a few examples of the Statler Hilton in sketches. The Statler Hilton used several artists to sketch glamous renderings of the hotel when it first opened, showing off its clean lines and progressive architecture. Advertisements announced the hotel’s opening to the world; luggage tags and matchbooks were […]
Preservation Dallas presents a fascinating look at the evolution of Dallas architecture and the styles that have shaped what the city looks like today. On display through June 8, 2015 at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture, the story of Dallas’ architecture is told through compelling photography, historic drawings, and salvaged […]
Today we take a look at a photo showcasing the style and vibrant colors of Elm Street in downtown Dallas. This view looking east from Akard Street provides a glimpse onto Theater Row; the Fox, Queen, Capitol, Rialto, and Palace are all visible. Out of all the buildings bathed in sunshine on the north side of […]
While the Empire Room was the notable entertainment hub of the Statler Hilton, casual restaurants rounded out the hotel’s dining offerings. Lesser known was the Statler Steak House, a restaurant featuring steaks, specialties, and various drink options. The original menu provides a glimpse of some of the offerings in 1965, including the Statler Mile High Ice Cream […]
Most people walking past 1025 Elm Street would never guess the building turned 100 years old in 2013. Behind a modern facade remains an interesting building that transformed with the growing city around it. The former businesses and occupants played an integral role in helping shape the modern city of Dallas. Early Beginnings A pivotal moment in […]
Noah Jeppson and Mark Doty help lead a behind-the-scenes tour during a tour of the Statler Hilton, as featured on an episode of “Expedition Texas.” Watch the video below as the group explores rarely-seen spaces inside the building.