On the corner of Congress and Main in Downtown Houston stands a hundred-year-old monument to commerce, recognizable by its original marble arches and signature red awnings. Once a functioning bank and office tower, this edifice is now home to the young and vibrant Hotel Icon, a fine steak and seafood restaurant, and a bar that features prominently in local ghost hunting pub crawls.
Why the supernatural attention? In addition to the physical evidence that remains in this carefully preserved historical landmark, the grimmer days of the Icon’s history as a hub of business dealings and speculation seem to have left a subtler mark upon the place.
Or so many guests have come to believe in the middle of a sleepless night.