Capitol Hotel, Rice Hotel site, 1893. (photograph)
A street scene looking north down Main Street, Houston, Texas. A five-story building with a two-story pillared portico is on the left, with two- and three-story buildings on both sides of the street. Utility poles line both sides of the street. A streetcar, a horse-drawn wagon, and horsemen move down the unpaved street, with additional horses and buggies tied up on the right side of the street. A card photograph; title from caption written below image. The sky has been tinted gray and white. The Capitol Hotel is on the site of present Rice Hotel; the Capitol Hotel was built in 1881 at a cost of $125,000; it was renamed the Rice Hotel by purchaser William Marsh Rice. The building was sold in 1911 to Jesse Jones who tore down the building to construct the current Rice Hotel/Lofts.
23 x 24 cm (9.1 x 9.4 in)
Place of Origin
Houston (Harris County, Tex.)
Caption / Inscription / Signature
"Capitol Hotel (Rice Hotel Site.) 1893"
[Houston, Tex.?: s.n.,] 1893.
Artisan or Artist
photographic prints ; card photographs
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