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The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices
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The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 6 and 7. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/115.

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(1929). The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 6 and 7. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/115

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Title The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices
Publisher Jesse H. Jones & Co.
Date 1929
Description 33 page pamphlet describing the thirty-five floor Gulf Building, built by Jesse H. Jones and Co. for the National Bank of Commerce. Ground breaking ceremonies started in the summer of 1927 and the first tenants, Sakowiz Brothers, were able to move in to the building on April 16, 1929. The pamphlet includes a history of the building and several color illustrations of the interior and exterior of the Gulf Building.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works.
  • Buildings
  • Banks and banking
  • Skyscrapers
  • Designs and plans
  • Bank buildings
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Buildings
  • Banks
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • skyscrapers
  • architectural drawings
  • banks (buildings)
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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Original Item Location NA6233.H68 G84 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b2961059~S11
Digital Collection Houston the Magnolia City
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Pages 6 and 7
Description Left page: Front entrance of the Gulf Building. Right page: Prethoughts.
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Transcript PRETHOUGHTS THE GULF BUILDING is more than an office structure...it is, in intent and fact, a monument. A towering pillar of instpired architecture which expresses the true importance of the new South. It is a monument to every Texan who with unsurpassed courage has met the work and trial of pioneering and, overcoming the handicaps of ignorance and prejudice, has risen to an udisputed position of distinction. From Bowie, Crockett and Houston, undaunted in the face of murderous thousands, down the years thorugh changing economic planes, thorugh war and devestation, Texas has with unfaltering vision struggled to create a greater Southwest. The achievement has been worthy of the effort. Today the enterprise and progress of Texas is unchallenged. It is to visualize and enhance this rise to dominant power in trade, finance, industry, agriculture, art and education that the Gulf Building has been erected. It is a monument to a glorious past and the promise of a broader future. The purpose of this book is to make possible a more complete understanding of the true stature of Southwestern institutions as represented by the crowning architecutral achievement of Dixie, a structure made possible by the foresight of Houston's commercial workers and citizens.