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Remembering the Houston Shamrock Hotel

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"They paved paradise"
The Shamrock Hotel does not stand in Houston anymore, but its memory continues to stay in many Houstonian's minds. The massive hotel was dedicated St. Patrick's Day 1949 and grabbed the world's attention while putting Houston's social scene on the map.>> CONTINUE
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The Wildcatter
Find out about Glenn McCarthy, the man behind The Shamrock Hotel.
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The location
See the location of the former Shamrock Hotel. >> MAP
Photo Gallery
Flip through pictures of the fallen hotel. >> VIEW

 

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Former Shamrock publicity director Tom Horan recalls the days of the hotel.
- What it was like to be there
- Irish spirit and Texas hospitality
- The story of founder Glenn McCarthy
- ABC radio broadcasted live every week
- The hotel put up a fight
- Good times at the hotel