Renovations of the Historic Clubhouse, now named Lott Hall, were completed in late 2020. Read below to learn more about the project's history.

HISTORIC CLUBHOUSE

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    Front of clubhouse landscape rendering, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

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    Existing exterior of Hermann Park's historic clubhouse

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    Interior rendering of Lott Hall at Hermann Park, Curtis & Windham

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    Exterior rendering of Lott Hall at Hermann Park, Curtis & Windham

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    Back of clubhouse landscape rendering, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

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    Interior rendering of Lott Hall at Hermann Park, Curtis & Windham

Built in 1933 by Arthur E. Nutter, Hermann Park’s handsome Spanish-style clubhouse (the second such structure for the course, replacing the smaller original clubhouse) served as the Hermann Park Golf Course clubhouse for generations of golfers. In 1999, a new golf clubhouse was built on the corner of Almeda Road and MacGregor Way and the historic clubhouse was converted into office space for Parks administration. The historic clubhouse’s change in function meant that the public no longer had access to the building and over the years the need for a complete restoration continued to be a major goal of the Conservancy.

As part of the Centennial Campaign, the Conservancy begun the planning and fundraising process to restore the clubhouse and in late 2014 selected Curtis & Windham as the lead architects for the project, and in 2015 selected Hermann Park master planners Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA) as the landscape architects. The main goals for the renovation are:

  • Restore the historic elements
  • Modernize its infrastructure
  • Open the building up for public use as a rental facility and community event space
  • Create an earned-income opportunity for park stewardship
  • Reconfigure the perimeter of the building for improved traffic flow and pedestrian access
  • Improve the exterior site with landscaping will seamlessly integrate into the master plan update currently in progress

Upon dedication, the historic clubhouse was renamed to Lott Hall at Hermann Park, in honor of long-time donor and Conservancy board member, Tommy W. Lott.

Lott Hall at Hermann Park is now a rental venue for special events, creating a unique opportunity for the Conservancy to generate operating income, while also allowing Houstonians to create new memories in one of Hermann Park's historic features.

To book an event at Lott Hall, click here.