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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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The Statler Steak House Menu

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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 […]

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Interpreting Historic Places in the City

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Last week new interpretive signs were installed at Main Street Garden to showcase architecture surrounding the active park. In the works for several years, these news signs serve as the first demonstration project in a program hoped to expand to other areas of downtown Dallas. Preservation Dallas created the sign program in memory of Gail […]

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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 […]