The Pittman Hotel, a Kimpton flag, is housed in the historical Knights of Pythias Temple, the first commercial Dallas building built by and for African-American professionals. Originally designed in 1916 by architect William Sidney Pittman — the notable son-in-law of Booker T. Washington — the original grandeur of the landmark has been restored and fused with contemporary new construction. Interior common spaces pay homage to the past while reflecting the new energy of the neighborhood. The 164 rooms are residential in style, and appointed with luxurious details. Common spaces feature an indoor/outdoor lobby bar and restaurant, resort-style pool, meeting spaces, and a renovated grand ballroom where live music legends “Blind Lemon” Jefferson and Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins once performed.
The Pittman Hotel is an adaptive reuse project of the Knights of Pythias Building, a historic structure built in 1916 for the fraternal order The Knights of Pythias. Designed by William Sidney Pittman, Dallas’ first African-American architect and son-in-law of Booker T. Washington, the building was once an iconic mainstay of the Deep Ellum Dallas skyline and a cultural nexus for the community. In 1959, the building changed hands and became the Union Bankers Insurance Company, a business that would serve the neighborhood for thirty-plus years.The Pittman Hotel will now return the structure to its original Beaux Arts glory with restored interiors, exteriors, as well as the famed fourth floor ballroom where many witnessed intimate performances by celebrated blues musicians.
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