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Does anyone remember a hotel, possibly in the 70s and maybe into the early 80s that was on North Braeswood between Main Street and Greenbriar? It actually faced the Bayou.

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The Marriott?

Quite possibly.

I was almost thinking a HoJos, but Marriott makes more sense in my memory.

From the front parking lot I believe you could even see the Astrodome complex.

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2100 S. Braeswood was the old Marriott, right around where you're describing.

I have a brochure somewhere - when I find it I'll post pictures.

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how many random hotel brochures do you have?

 

Shamrock hotel, sure, that makes sense for a passionate Houstonian to have a brochure for, but random Marriott on Braeswood? 

 

on a side note, you can see that this isn't one photo. it's multiple exposures cut and overlayed. there's a black line along the top of the roof where they merged the long exposure higher aperture shot of the hotel, with a shorter exposure and more open aperture of the background trees and sky.

 

You can tell by how sharp the pool area is, and the star points around the lights denoting a higher aperture shot, mixed with the softer focus background where none of the lights have any star points radiating. photoshop before there was photoshop :)

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You are a god! Wow ... that is amazing.

subdude is amazing. The stuff he's got. Wish I had that collection of photos and postcards. Sevfiv is another one. 

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2100 S. Braeswood was the old Marriott, right around where you're describing.

I have a brochure somewhere - when I find it I'll post pictures.

 

The design was nice. It was one of those buildings that always caught my eye. When exactly was it built?  I vaguely remember stone in the front facade. The place was huge. But, I always thought it sat in an odd, somewhat isolated location. 

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I'm not sure when it was built but I'll see what I can find. Here are some quick photos of the brochure:

 

marriott-001.jpg

 

marriott-002.jpg

 

marriott-003.jpg

 

marriott-004.jpg

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