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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 - magno_201009_004g. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/116.

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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
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=356
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 magno_201009_004g
Description The Need.
Caption Caption: "The National Bank of Commerce"
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Transcript THE NEED TO PROVIDE A STRUCTURE ADEQUATELY SATISFYING THE REQUIREMENTS OF DOMINANT HOUSTON ENTERPRISES REVIEWING the history of Houston, an unusually exact parallel will be found in the growth of the two larger occupants of the Gulf Building and of the city itself. In 1836, when J. K. and A. C. Allen founded the city, their aim, according to historians, was to provide a more healthful living lace than the villages nestled along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, from the tide-water flats surrounding Galveston, to Harrisburg. The National Bank of Commerce, chartered in 1912, was calculated to serve the banking needs of an entire people rather than the interests of a particular industry. Public approval of such ideals is evidenced by the continued growth of the institution, until in 1926 it was clear to officers and directors that new and larger quarters must be secured. Many plans were presented, all seeing to establish a new home which would be ample for present needs and providing for future growth. final determination to erect a building which would typify the imprtance of the bank in the community it serves was made in the early winter of 1927.