The Rice Hotel

Erected in 1913 on the site of the former Rice Hotel owned by William Marsh Rice and later Rice University, this hotel not only had the first public air conditioned room in Houston, the Rice Hotel Cafeteria, but it also had some amazing furnishings. The pictures below give a glimpse of the hotel in 1960.

 

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Guest Room

Guest Room

Guest Room

Grand Ballroom

Grand Ballroom

Lobby

Lobby

In addition to online images, we also have a Rice Hotel memorabilia collection.

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