The Storied Shamrock Hotel: UH Opens Its Digital Vaults
The University of Houston's Digital Library has put together a collection of menus, programs and other material from the legendary Shamrock Hotel, which stood near where the Medical Center is today and was a little bit of Vegas in Space City.
The library worked with the school's Hospitality Industry Archives to put it together, and it's just now gone up, Michelle Reilly, the head of digital services for the UH Libraries, tells Hair Balls.
The entire exhibit is here, but let's look at some highlights.
You couldn't buy any hard liquor at the bar, but an "ice and rainwater" set-up for your discreetly brown-bagged Scotch was only 40 cents. Schlitz or Bud for 55 cents, a Guinness for 75 cents and Sparkling Champale was available if your were feeling really romantic.