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Belmont Motor Hotel

The Belmont Motor Hotel courtyard after rehabilitation

Dallas, Texas

A historic rehabilitation brought the Belmont Motor Hotel back to its original 1947 appearance while adapting it to meet the needs of a modern hotel. The $2.6 million project used a National Park Service historic preservation tax credit to refit all five buildings on the complex. The Belmont Motor Hotel, designed by architect Charles Dilbeck, was and still is an excellent example of a post-war motel. Restoring the structure preserves its history and offers a fun retro appeal to guests. Exterior rehabilitation included replacing non-historic windows with compatible windows, changing the parking lots and landscaping, and removing infill in original car ports. Few changes were made to the interiors of the buildings.

Photo: The Belmont Motor Hotel courtyard after rehabilitation
– NPS file