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Emily Morgan Hotel

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Identification

Emily Morgan Hotel
Medical Arts Building, Ramada Hotel
118208

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
light brown
neo-gothic

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • The neo-gothic exterior includes terra cotta gargoyles above the ground floor level afflicted with various ailments.
  • Emily Morgan was the famous "Yellow Rose of Texas," credited with distracting the Mexican General Santa Anna at a critical juncture of the Texan war of indepedence.
  • The hotel overlooks the Alamo which is to the south.
  • The building is "V" shaped and stands at the confluence of East Houston Street and Avenue E.
  • After a $17.5 million restoration and redesign of the interior, the Medical Arts Building reopened as the Emily Morgan Hotel in 1985.

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Location

705 East Houston Street
705 East Houston Street
78205
Downtown
Central Loop
San Antonio
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

205.00 ft
205.00 ft
166.00 ft
13
1926

Involved Companies

Ralph H. Cameron

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