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Location DB > United States > Texas > Houston > Savoy Houston
 Name
Savoy Houston
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 Database Info
created by Secretsquirrel on 2/8/2009 8:53 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 5/21/2021 11:04 PM
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 Overview
 Description
It is now a Holiday Inn, with a Burger Theory on the ground floor....
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - rent a room, eat a burger.
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
1616 Main St.
Houston, Texas
United States
Owner: Nassif Michael & Sada ?
 Hazards
 Interesting Features
In the Savoy Flats building all the floors collapsed on one side into the Lobby. Only way to the roof is by climbing the stairs next to all the debris from the collapse, stairs no longer have a side wall.

Very scary !! And I can't forget the bouncy room in the newer building. A squatter kid lived there and filled a room with mattresses.
 Security Measures
 Historical Dates
Built: 1906
Closed: 1988
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 History
The Savoy is actually two separate buildings. The smaller building was originally The Savoy Flats. The SF was built in 1906, opened in 1909, 7 stories, 19 housekeeping apartments, 4 bachelor's apts., had steel & conduit system for refrigeration resulting in an ice making plant in each apartment. The SF was Houston's first residential high rise and first public building to be electrified. When it was built it featured electricity, steam heat and dumbwaiters to the basement in each apartment. It went downhill over time and in the 1950s it became a boarding house. In the 1960s it was purchased by Allen Field as part of a planned office-hotel-apartment complex called the Savoy-Field. The offices were never built, but the new hotel wing was opened in 1966. The apartments in the original building closed in 1976, and the newer hotel wing closed for good in about 1988 after being used as a Best Western for a short time and then for the South Texas College of Law Students (hence the Barrister Club on the ground floor). Also read that Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have stayed there in October 1963. He was in Houston to apply for a job at Continental Oil Services. Also read JFK was in Houston before Dallas, stayed at the Rice Hotel Nov. 21st '63. Very interesting !!
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 Future Plans
Being renovated. Went by it on 11/1
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Savoy Exterior
Thu, Feb 12th, 2009
posted by Secretsquirrel
24 pictures
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Savoy Flats Interior
Sun, Feb 15th, 2009
posted by Secretsquirrel
25 pictures
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Savoy Basement
Mon, Feb 23rd, 2009
posted by Secretsquirrel
16 pictures
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Savoy Interior
Sat, Feb 28th, 2009
posted by Secretsquirrel
25 pictures


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 Web Links
http://www.jfk-online.com/alicelho.html
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This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/21/2021 11:05 PM.

 Latest Changes
  • on May 21 21 at 23:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 21 21 at 23:05, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on May 21 21 at 23:04, Emperor Wang changed the following: Status
  • on May 21 21 at 23:01, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Interesting Features, Web Links
  • on May 21 21 at 17:26, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Description
  • on May 26 14 at 8:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 4 13 at 18:06, tiffers changed the following: Status, Hazards, Future Plans
  • on Mar 1 09 at 5:49, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 28 09 at 3:53, Secretsquirrel reordered images in gallery Savoy Interior
  • on Feb 28 09 at 3:50, Secretsquirrel added some pictures to a gallery
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