The Joule Hotel

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Dallas National Bank
Joule Facade 6.jpg
Dallas National Bank building in 2007
Dallas National Bank is located in Texas
Dallas National Bank
Dallas National Bank
Dallas National Bank is located in the US
Dallas National Bank
Dallas National Bank
Location1530 Main and 1511 Commerce St.,
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates32°46′56″N 96°47′54″W / 32.78222°N 96.79833°W / 32.78222; -96.79833Coordinates: 32°46′56″N 96°47′54″W / 32.78222°N 96.79833°W / 32.78222; -96.79833
Arealess than one acre
Built1927 (1927)
Built byHexter & Chambers
ArchitectCoburn, Smith & Evans
Architectural styleGothic Revival, Skyscraper
WebsiteThe Joule
Part ofDallas Downtown Historic District (#04000894[1])
NRHP reference #05000419[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 10, 2005
Designated CPAugust 11, 2006

The Joule Hotel is a five-star, 164-room boutique hotel developed by Headington Hotels. Located at 1530 Main Street, between Akard Street and Ervay Street, the building was constructed in 1927 as the Dallas National Bank Building, and was known later as the SPG Building. Positioned at the end of Stone Street Plaza, it is centralized in the Main Street District of downtown Dallas, Texas, and is one of two Gothic high-rises in the city, along with the Kirby Building. The Dallas National Bank completed construction of the office building in 1927.

It has garnered acclaim for its 10th floor pool that cantilevers eight feet over the easement below. The architect of the project was ARCHITEXAS (Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, Inc.) in Dallas.[2][3]

The hotel interior was developed by world-renowned designer, Adam Tihany, and the lobby level is home to the highly acclaimed CBD Provisions restaurant.

From 2005 through 2007, evidence of a fire was discovered during ongoing renovations of the building next to the Joule. According to pictures available at the Dallas Public Library, in 1951, a significant fire occurred at the National Shirt Shop and Manuel's Cleaners, former businesses directly to the East of the Dallas National Bank building. Additional historic images of the Dallas National Bank building are available through the Dallas Public Library dating back to 1927. Search "Main" (as in Main Street) and "Dallas National Bank" on the "digital collection" of the Dallas Public Library online catalog for additional images.


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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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Media related to Joule Hotel at Wikimedia Commons