Marker Details

Auditorium Hotel [Lancaster Hotel]

710 Texas Avenue

Houston , 77002

THC # 10598, HCHC listed as 10597
Directions: Marker on SW corner of building, north of Jones Hall

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text: The Auditorium Hotel was built in 1926 for Houston investor Michele DeGeorge (1850-1927), who came to the United States from Italy in 1881. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (1887-1953), the building features Italian renaissance detailing in the upper stories. Its location in the center of Houston's theater district and its association with the now-razed city auditorium have contributed to its significance as a Houston landmark during the city's commercial development.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 L

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.694, 95 21.906

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10598