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The Texan Hotel

Description: Front view of The Texan Hotel, located at 121 W. 7th Street. Other businesses visible are The Capitol Hotel, Stroble's Cafe, Rios Brothers Tailors, Campbell's Cafeteria, Fenner & Beane, RX Prescription Laboratories, Jeffrey Abstract & Title Company, and Wilson Typewriter Company.
Date: June 12, 1942
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Commodore Perry Hotel

Description: Photograph of The Commodore Perry Hotel under construction showing an adjacent house which seems to be on the construction site.
Date: October 13, 1949
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Alamo Hotel

Description: Photograph of exterior of The Alamo Hotel at 400 W. 6th Street -- 6th Street at Guadalupe.
Date: November 12, 1947
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Crazy Hotel Lobby]

Description: This picture shows the First Crazy Hotel Lobby in 1913. The first Crazy Hotel was built in two sections; the first section, which contained this lobby, was built in 1912. The second section was added in 1914, and joined to the first with the two sections sharing this same sky-lighted lobby. A fire on March 15, 1925 destroyed the first Crazy Hotel along with all the other businesses in this block. The second Crazy Hotel, covering the entire city block, opened in 1927. It is now [2008] a retirement home. It was shut down--after much contention--in 2010.
Date: 1913
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Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Commodore Perry Hotel Kitchen

Description: Kitchen area of the new hotel with stainless cabinets and appliances. Construction was begun on The Commodore Perry Hotel in 1948 and it was completed in 1950. It ceased operations as a hotel in 1974. The hotel was located at 8th and Brazos Streets.
Date: May 4, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library