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The Hexagon House Hotel was built in 1895 and dismantled in 1959 for its building materials (Mineral Wells, Texas).
Believe it or not, they tore down this amazing structure in 1959. The fools. The Hexagon Hotel was located in Mineral Wells, Texas. As the name implies, it was a hexagon-shaped hotel that was designed and built by David G. Galbraith. Not only that, but it was the first hotel in Mineral Wells to have electricity. The hexagon shape was not random; in the days before air conditioning, it was designed to achieve maximum air circulation, which was well needed in those hot Texas summers. But this wasn't the only big achievement from David G. Galbraith. He also was the inventor of the paper clip. That's right up there with inventing White Out or Post It Notes. Way to go!
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Harmon Leon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, comedian and the author of the book Meet the Deplorables... - and you can find his other work in Vice, The Observer, The Nation, Esquire and Wired.