The Royalton at River Oaks in Houston

Photo of The Royalton at River Oaks in Houston, Texas
Image courtesy of D.E. Harvey Builders
Photo of The Royalton at River Oaks in Houston, Texas
Image courtesy of D.E. Harvey Builders
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Photo of The Royalton at River Oaks in Houston, Texas
Photo of The Royalton at River Oaks in Houston, Texas

The Royalton at River Oaks
Formerly:Crown Residence of Houston
Formerly:3333 Allen Parkway
Formerly:Gulf Publishing Company

3333 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas, Montrose 77019
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Houston's few, but vocal, preservationists cried the day this building was announced. It replaces the venerated Gulf Publishing Building. A building that was squat and beige, but so remarkable in appearance that it was instantly noticeable and recognizable even to the swarms of commuters flitting by on Allen Parkway. But that was then. The reality of now is a 252-unit condo block on one of the prettiest, but least-developed swaths of Houston real estate. All of the recent nearby development has been in fake loft development, but this is a traditional apartment tower. In the artist's rendering you can see lots of glass facing west, and an ornamental crown.

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