Blackstone Hotel

Blackstone Hotel (HMZNL)

Location: Fort Worth, TX 76102 Tarrant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.228', W 97° 19.837'

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The first Art Deco skyscraper in Fort Worth, the Blackstone Hotel was erected in 1929 for wealthy cattleman C. A. "Gus" O'Keefe, who named it after a visit to the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The St. Louis architectural firm of Mauran, Russell, and Crowell designed the structure. The city's first radio station, WBAP, once occupied the 22nd floor. A five-story annex was added in the 1950's by the Hilton Hotel chain, which occupied the building from 1952 to 1962. Featuring original sash windows, irregular setbacks and ornamental terra cotta detailing, the Blackstone Hotel remains the city's tallest pre-world War II structure.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998
Marker Number12201
Year Placed1998
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 656387 N 3625226
Decimal Degrees32.75380000, -97.33061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.228', W 97° 19.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 13.68" N, 97° 19' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-609 Main St, Fort Worth TX 76102, US
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