The Stoneleigh Court Apartment Hotel — 1923/1924

by Paula Bosse

ad-stoneleigh_terrill-yrbk_1924Still standing, still beautiful (click for very large image of illustration)

by Paula Bosse

An early ad for what we now know as the Stoneleigh Hotel. When the Stoneleigh Court opened in October, 1923 at the corner of Maple Avenue and Wolf Street, it was a swanky apartment house, with hotel amenities. Thankfully, the Frank J. Woerner-designed building still stands and remains a lovely building.

Below, a photo showing the building in its final weeks of construction in 1923, looking north on Maple.

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And, of course, the obligatory postcard in which the building looks familiar, but which its surroundings seem somewhat … romanticized.

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Ad is from the 1924 Terrell School yearbook.

Photo of the building nearing the end of its construction is from the application to the National Register of Historic Places, which can be found in a PDF, here. (Dallas Historical Society photo.)

To read a lengthy article published a few days before the Stoneleigh officially opened — “Stoneleigh Court Most Pretentious Apartment Hotel in the Southwest” (Dallas Morning News, Oct. 14, 1923) (with “pretentious” used here in a good way!) — click here.

Not sure what an “apartment hotel” is? See Wikipedia, here.

The Stoneleigh is currently called “Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh,” and the official website is here.

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