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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesRice Hotel - Houston, Texas

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Houston’s most historic hotel was owned at various times by William Marsh Rice and Jesse H Jones. This was also the site of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas. It's now an apartment building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 8/16/2019

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesState National Bank Building - Houston, Texas

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This building has some unusual features, including four bronze plates depicting Greek heroes and an octagonal, red-tiled penthouse on the roof, only noticeable from afar.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 7/29/2017

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesKress Building - Houston, Texas

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This outpost of the S.H. Kress & Co. five-and-dime, sitting at what was once the head of Houston’s primary retail district, was designed by Kress staff architect Seymour Burrell in 1913. The building was renovated in 1983 as the St. Germain Lofts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 7/28/2017

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesChrist Church - Houston, Texas

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This 1893 Gothic-revival church, with beautiful stained glass windows and a peaceful magnolia-shaded courtyard, houses the second Episcopalian parish in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/5/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHouston Post-Dispatch Building - Houston, Texas

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Ross Sterling, founder of Humble Oil and Governor of Texas, erected this 22-story Beaux-Arts building in 1926 to house the offices of his newspaper, the “Houston Post-Dispatch”, and radio station, KPRC. It is now the Magnolia Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2006

last visited: 4/5/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesScanlan Building - Houston, Texas

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This 1909 Beaux-Arts building, designed by Chicago architect D.H. Burnham, was built on the site of the ‘White House of the Republic of Texas.’ It was erected by the daughters of a former Houston mayor, Thomas Scanlan, as a memorial to their father.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2006

last visited: 4/8/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesGulf Building - Houston, Texas

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For 34 years this 430-foot building soared above the coastal plains of Houston higher than any other with its Art Deco verticality. The interior lobby and banking halls, open to the public, contain extravagant murals and metal work.

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location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2006

last visited: 3/13/2021

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesPaul Building - Houston, Texas

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One of Houston’s earliest Chicago School skyscrapers, this 8-story building was erected in 1907 from a design by Fort Worth architects Sanguinet and Staats. Allen Paul, the building's first owner, installed the ‘P’ ornamentation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 4/8/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesSam Houston Hotel - Houston, Texas

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The Fort Worth firm of Saguinet, Staats, Hedrick & Gottlieb designed this 1924, 10-story hotel with Beaux-Arts elements. It was never one of Houston’s finest hotels, nor its most elegant, but it seems to be the oldest continuously-operated.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 4/8/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesSweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building - Houston, Texas

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One of the few Victorians left standing downtown, this narrow, three-story, built in 1889 and capped with a corner turret, was designed by George Dickey as the home of a jewelry firm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 7/28/2017

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHarris County Courthouse of 1910 - Houston, Texas

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A traditional domed, classical revival courthouse, designed by Dallas architects Lang & Witchell, sitting on a traditional tree-shaded courthouse square.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 7/29/2017

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHogg Building - Houston, Texas

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The large, plate glass windows on this unusual Art Deco building were designed in 1921 to showcase Ford motor vehicles. Almost hidden from view, on the roof of the building is an 18-room, Spanish Revival penthouse.

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location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2007

last visited: 4/19/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesPillot Building - Houston, Texas

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The Greek Revival Pillot Building, with its cast-iron Corinthian columns, was built by Eugene Pillot in 1858.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 4/8/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesTexas Company Building - Houston, Texas

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A grand limestone arcade, supported by paired columns and vaulted with Guastavino tiles, makes this 1915 Beaux Arts building, liberally ornamented with the Texas Company logo, perfect for Houston’s sultry climate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 4/5/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesU.S. Customhouse - Houston, Texas

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Houston’s most prominent Federal Building in the early 20th century was its Customhouse – the revenue-generating arm of the Federal government at the time, collecting import taxes and tariffs from the port and protecting American businesses.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2007

last visited: 4/24/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesKennedy Bakery - Houston, Texas

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The interior of this narrow, two-story brick building, believed to be the oldest building in Houston on its original site, hasn’t been altered much since 1847. It’s now a wine bar, La Carafe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/25/2006

last visited: 4/8/2018

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesW.L. Foley Building - Houston, Texas

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The second building on this block designed by prolific Texas courthouse architect Eugene T. Heiner, this building was owned by John Kennedy. It was the site of a near-riot after the South surrendered.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2006

last visited: 4/8/2018

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHouston National Bank - Houston, Texas

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Architects Hedrick and Gottleib created a neo-classical temple to banking with this 1928 structure. The doors are of highly-detailed cast bronze, and the interior is said to be as stunning as the exterior.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/3/2007

last visited: 4/10/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic Places1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building - Houston, Texas

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Before Houston was an oil town, it was a cotton town. This Classical Revival structure, designed by Eugene T. Heiner, was home to Houston’s cotton market for 40 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/25/2006

last visited: 4/8/2018

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesCity National Bank Building - Houston, Texas

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This building’s Art Deco detailing may suggest that it was built in the 1930s. But it wasn’t. Alfred C. Finn, always conservative, choose Art Deco for Houston’s first major post-World War II office building in 1947.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 6/17/2007

last visited: 3/26/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMain Street/Market Square Historic District - Houston, Texas

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Even Houstonians are surprised to discover that Houston, with almost no historic preservation laws, has a relatively intact early 20th-century business district. An easy 3-mile walk will take you from the city’s founding to the Art Deco of the 1930s.

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location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/8/2013

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesJulia Ideson Library - Houston, Texas

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This 1926 Spanish Renaissance building was designed by Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram, who also did Rice University. The exterior is detailed with carvings and reliefs showing Houston history. Inside are eight murals painted by female artists.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/22/2006

last visited: 4/7/2018

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHouston City Hall - Houston, Texas

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This 1939 creation of prolific Houston architect Joseph Finger is pure art-deco, sheathed in Texas Cordova Shell limestone, with windows set in vertical channels, and ornamented by intricate aluminum grilles and carved relief panels.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/12/2010

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesAnnunciation Church - Houston, Texas

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The Romanesque Annunication Church, built in 1869, was remodeled by Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton in 1884. The church replaced the first parish in Houston, St. Vincent's, giving rise to a number of parishes and the University of St. Thomas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2007

last visited: 3/13/2021

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U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesUnion Station - Houston, Texas

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Railroad stations were once the gateway to a city and were designed to be impressive, monumental structures. Houston’s Union Station was designed by Warren and Wetmore, the architects of New York’s Grand Central Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 7/6/2007

last visited: 3/13/2021

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