A culinary delight at The French Room! Continue reading High Tea at The Adolphus, Easter 2021
Preface: Hopefully you’ve been following along in this series. If you’re new, the quick rundown: I fancy myself the “caretaker” of the Tower Hotel Courts in Dallas, even though it has been demolished for many years.
I was recently contacted by a stranger, Angelia McDaniel, who has ephemera from “my” motel. Her parents, John Dennis Rush, Jr. and Letha Floyace Grimes Rush stayed at the Tower Hotel Courts for their honeymoon in 1955. This initial contact with Angelia was the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. While one can find pieces of ephemera for sale at antique stores or online, having the personal stories tied to the pieces makes it even more fascinating. Angelia has been very gracious in sharing her family’s stories. We’ve had a blast going down various rabbit holes during our research.
Part 3 showcases the journey from the wedding ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls to the Tower Hotel Courts in Dallas. As Angelia describes it, the “Honeymoon Road Trip”. Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 3
This is Part 2 of the ongoing series of a wedding couple who stayed at the Tower Hotel Courts. This blog showcases the wedding ceremony, decor and fashion. Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 2
Who were the people who visited the Tower Hotel Courts during its prime and for what purpose? I got my answer.
I was recently contacted by a stranger who has ephemera from the Tower Hotel Courts. These are items that are unique and personal to her family. I asked for permission to share the information and she agreed. I am grateful for this privilege and excited to share the stories. Enjoy! Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 1
This post, will showcase the opening of the Tower Hotel Courts, details about the rooms and amenities, a postcard that shows a room and a help wanted ad. I’ve thrown in a few additional details for fun. Enjoy! Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts on Harry Hines, Part 3
Tore and I picked a direction and started driving. Before long we were in downtown Dallas, visiting our favorite haunt: The Adolphus Hotel!
Neither of us were dressed for the occasion but that didn’t stop us. It is our home away from home and The Adolphus is always welcoming. Continue reading Christmas Day at The Adolphus Hotel
You might be surprised to discover the Adolphus Hotel, Baker Hotel, Statler Hilton Hotel AND the Tower Hotel Courts motel have something in common (aside from my affinity for them!) They were listed in Duncan Hines Travel books in 1962. Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts on Harry Hines Blvd & Duncan Hines, Part 2
This blog is the debut of my research and ephemera of the Tower Hotel Courts that was on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas, TX. Continue reading Tower Hotel Courts on Harry Hines in Dallas, Texas: Part 1
No, it’s not a typo. The name of the hotel is 21c Museum Hotel. It’s not like any other hotel I’ve visited. It’s a quirky hotel combined with an art gallery that speaks to my unusual taste. This piece of … Continue reading 21c Museum Hotel
I saw a post on Facebook during Thanksgiving week: The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells is letting individuals take a peek inside the hotel on November 30, 2019. Tore Bellis and I packed our camera bags and drove an hour … Continue reading The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells
I sent a text to my friend Tore on Friday: “there’s nothing to do tomorrow.” Tore’s reply: “Let’s go to The Adolphus to see the gingerbread display!” And so the adventure began. I donned my new blue jacket and Tore … Continue reading December at The Adolphus (home)
Across from The Arlington Hotel, the Aristocrat, caught my attention. Not knowing anything about it, I decided to take photos and research later. According to Wikipedia, the hotel was built in 1963 and is included on the National Register of … Continue reading The Aristocrat Motor Inn, Hot Springs, Arkansas
If you missed Part 1 of the Arlington Hotel series, click here. I collect ventriloquist’s dolls and took one of my newest dolls on the road trip. This post highlights the adventures of Finnegan Wilbur at the hotel. Finnegan sitting … Continue reading The Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, Arkansas Part II
While in Arkansas, I attended Elizabeth and Robert’s wedding at the Garvan Woodland Gardens. Here’s a look at the Anthony Chapel. It’s quite a chapel in the woods! View of the inside. (with apologies that it’s a little blurry) The … Continue reading A Wedding in Arkansas
Preface This will be a multi-part series. Part 1 will present the lemons. Part 2 will present the lemonade. Timeline 1875: The original Arlington Hotel opened and was in use for almost 20 years before being razed. 1893: The new … Continue reading The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
I joined a Facebook group a few months ago, “Collin Creek Mall: An era gone by”. It’s a place for discussion of a mall in Plano, Texas that has been slowly dying. But all is not lost or forgotten. There’s … Continue reading Farewell Party for Collin Creek Mall
This post wraps up my series on my Birthday visit to The Adolphus. Thank you for reading the series. The first time I stayed at The Adolphus, a friend asked a question that stumped me. What did the hotel … Continue reading The Scent at The Adolphus
As Tore was eating his dessert at The French Room, it became clear he needed to write a blog. You are in for a treat. – Denise By Tore Bellis I normally encourage Denise to order adventurously. If she does, I select a safe option so that, if things go wrong, I can swap with her. But this time she went for the raspberry chocolate souffle, so I was free to go wild. When the ladies’ hat showed up, I knew I had chosen correctly. It was an off-white, fancy bonnet of meringue with a jaunty feather of hard sugar … Continue reading An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis