Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
1007 Main St.
Completed: 1933
Demolished: 1959

The Hollywood Grill was located across Main Street from Houston's two largest movie theaters: the Metropolitan and Loew's State. In the historic photo, the reflection of the Loew's State marquee can be seen in the restaurant's Vitrolite façade. The Hollywood Grill was very short-lived; the Blackstone Grill occupied the building in 1934, followed by the Ship Ahoy Seafood Restaurant in 1935.

above | façade, 1933
detail | interior, 1933

Photo courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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