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King Edward Towers

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Identification

King Edward Towers
King Edward Hotel, LaSalle Hotel
129515

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
brick
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • This slab-shaped tower was faced with light buff-colored brick and featured subtle Neo-Renaissance detailing.
  • Vacant from the mid-1970s to the time of its implosion in November 1995.
  • The hotel was in decline by the late 1960s, and vacant by the mid-1970s.
  • Constructed during the Spindletop Oil Boom of the 1920s, it served as Beaumont's most important convention hotel as well as a major social center.
  • Its implosion in November 1995 was billed locally as "Beaumont's Big Blast".

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Location

800-814 Pearl Street
800 Pearl Street
77701
Beaumont
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

135.00 ft
135.00 ft
135.00 ft
12
1927
1995

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