The Coronado

The wall of buildings on Lindell west of Spring are the handiwork of Preston Bradshaw. The first one in the picture, and the first one built, is the Coronado, built as a residential hotel between 1923 and 1926.

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There is a clear line in the red brick of the lower section at right, and the taller section at left.

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Beautifully restored with its original ballroom lit from underneath, the Coronado is now an apartment building. It’s an interesting mix of Beaux-Arts elements and even some Spanish Revival.

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The sunken garden with deemphasized twisted columns is looking for a tenant, apparently. I suspect it originally housed a restaurant for the hotel,

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Look at the building up close; its close attention to little details is what makes this building special. Yes, it’s huge and dominates the streetscape, but it rewards the pedestrian who walks by.

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