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Kiam Building - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.700 W 095° 21.682
15R E 271676 N 3294712
Quick Description: The 1893 red brick Richardsonian Kiam Building, designed by architect H.C. Holland as the home for Edward Kiam’s clothing store, has some interesting features, including a deeply recessed bay with plate-glass display windows.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 7:33:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WNQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 33

Long Description:
Like most buildings at the time, Kiam’s retail space was at ground level, with office space - served by one of the first passenger elevators in Houston - on the upper floors. Another interesting feature of the building is the tall window and balcony between the third and fourth floors on the side of the structure facing Preston Street. The building was restored in 1981, and now contains the restaurant Mia Bella.

Main Street/Market Square Historic District
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Texas Historical Commission, "Main Street/Market Square Historic District," available at Texas Historical Atlas
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Main Street/Market Square Historic District

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316-320 Main Street Houston, Texas

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