William Penn Hotel – Houston

1423 Texas Ave. – Houston TX (built 1925, demolished January 2006; architect: Joseph Finger)

The William Penn Hotel, built in 1925 and last used by the Cenikor Foundation, was demolished in late January/early February 2006 by Spire Realty who claimed it was an “obsolete” building:

That evaluation showed that the hotel’s low ceilings and small spaces made it difficult to market, said Brady Wilkins, senior vice president of Spire. Once Spire decided not to renovate the building, Wilkins said, the company chose to demolish it – in part to save the cost of paying liability insurance on it.

 

– Chronicle articles: January 28, 2006 and January 29, 2006

 

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX

William Penn Hotel - Houston TX