Historic Laguna Hotel Apartments
Cisco, Texas prospered in the 1920s, in part due to its proximity to the Ranger Field and oil discovery at McCleskey Well No. 1 in 1917. As a commercial center with an important railroad link for delivering supplies to the oil field, Cisco’s population and its capacity to welcome visitors grew. The eight-story Laguna Hotel, built in 1928, was one of the largest, most prestigious, projects during the boomtown era.
The Spanish Colonial Revival styled hotel is a contributing resource to the National Register listed Cisco Historic District. Beginning in the late 1960s, the building's use declined until being completely vacated in the 1990s. After decades of vacancy, a successful preservation and affordable housing tax credit project brought the building back to life. Over 52,000 square feet now accommodate 30 modern apartments, new amenity spaces, and the impressive restoration of the 2-story tall lobby.
PandDStudio prepared a window survey recording the condition of nearly 450 windows and then prepared side-by-side detail drawings comparing old window details to historically appropriate proposed replacements, which were approved by the SHPO and NPS. PandDStudio provided preservation and design consulting services and historic preservation tax credit application preparation and management. The project is a Preservation Texas Honor Awardee.
LOCATION: Cisco, TX
CLIENT: Cisco Housing Partners, LP