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The Statler Hilton Hotel, in Sketches

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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 […]

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Statler Hilton, Part II

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In April 2011 we visited the Statler Hilton when work was commencing to clean and restore the massive building (read about that visit here). One year later, we were invited back to view the progress and learn about discoveries that have been made. Over the past twelve months crews for the Ricchi Group — the […]

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Statler Hilton, Part I

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The Statler-Hilton epitomizes Mid-Century architecture on a large scale. Few other structures in Dallas have had as much impact on the growing city or — in a state of abandonment — garnered as much discussion for a revitalized downtown. Vacant of humans (but not furnishings) for 11 years, the iconic building is now poised to undergo restoration […]