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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 11 and 12. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/118.

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(1929). The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 11 and 12. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/118

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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
  • Image
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 11 and 12
Description Left page: Color illustration of Interior of the Lobby. Right page: The Accomplishment.
Caption Caption: "THE MAIN LOBBY"; Caption:"A Harmonious Mass of Masonry"
File name magno_201009_004i.jpg
Transcript THE ACCOMPLISHMENT A MSTERPIECE OF MODERN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE TYPIFYING THE IMPORTANCE OF TEXAS IN WORLD AFFAIRS THE OTHER chapters of this book will tell of the planning, execution, background and of the institutions which made possible the Gulf Building. It is for this section, then, to describe the achievement. It starts with a bold statement; it is left for the discerning reader to judge the worthiness of the designation. Starting from a six-story base of Indiana limestone, which has been impregnated with iron to produce a rustic effect, a tower of stone and brick one hundred twelve feet square rises majestically to a height of four hundred forty feet, of proportions such as to convey the impression that the entire mass was hewn from a solid block of stone growing out of the pavement on which it rests. The lower stories are embellished with incised ornaments and intricate details of iron and silverized bronze placed as accents to the dominating features, so contrasted with plain surfaces and pierced voids as to blend the whole inoto one harmonious mass. Access to the building is through a massive entrance of carved stone rising three stories into the main lobby, a spacious colonnaded area with a vaulted and richly carved ceiling. The floor is of Breche