Transformation Was Underway at Dallas’ Ambassador Hotel

Dallas' Ambassador Hotel, once a landmark, was undergoing a transformation in 2017 into roughly 500-square-foot loft apartments at the hands of developer Jim Lake. It suffered a massive fire Tuesday morning.

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Dallas' Ambassador Hotel, before and after a fire on May 28, 2019.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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A dumbwaiter inside the Ambassador Hotel. The Dallas hotel is undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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Developer Jim Lake, showing a bricked in passageway that once led from a speakeasy to a stable at Dallas' Ambassador Hotel, July 21, 2017.
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A hole in a bricked in passageway that once led from a speakeasy to a stable at Dallas' Ambassador Hotel, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017. Looking toward Dallas Heritage Village.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017. Looking north, toward a parking area where a pool will be built.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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Developer Jim Lake, atop The Ambassador Hotel, July 21, 2017. The hotel is undergoing renovations to be turned into an apartment building.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel, undergoing renovations to be transformed into an apartment building, July 21, 2017.
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The Ambassador Hotel was destroyed by fire on May 28, 2019. Read more here.
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The Ambassador Hotel was destroyed by fire on May 28, 2019. Read more here.
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Dallas' landmark Ambassador Hotel, gutted by a fire May 28, 2019.
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Dallas firefighters put out hot spots after a fire gutted the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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Dallas firefighters put out hot spots after a fire gutted the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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Dallas firefighters put out hot spots after a fire gutted the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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Jim Lane, right, developer of the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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Dallas firefighters put out hot spots after a fire gutted the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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Dallas firefighters put out hot spots after a fire gutted the Ambassador Hotel, May 28, 2019.
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