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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 15 and 16. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/120.

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(1929). The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 15 and 16. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/120

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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 15 and 16
Description Left page: Color illustration of the tower at night. Right page: The Ideal.
Caption Caption: "THE TOWER AT NIGHT"; Caption: "History of the Institution"
File Name magno_201009_004k.jpg
Transcript THE IDEAL SEEKING TO GIVE GREATER SERVICE THE NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE MOTIVATES A PARAMOUNT OFFICE STRUCTURE TIME is the true test of worthiness. History, whether of a nation or of a banking institution, is a safe measuring stick of ability to serve the people. On this proposition The National Bank of Commerce invites comparison. The National Bank of Commerce was organized on July 3, 1912, and on July 8th, its charter was granted by Lawrence O. Murray, United States Comptroller of the Currency. The new institution opened for business on that same day in part of the Commercial Bank Building located at the corner of Franklin and Main Streets. The capitalization was $500,000. The new institution soon outgrew the original home, and on March 14, 1914, a move was made to the Mason Building, five and one half blocks south on Main Street. These quarters also were found inadequate and on July 11, 1916, the location was again changed, this time to an inside section of the original Gulf Building located directly across Main Street from the present structure. September 4th, the entire Main Street from the present structure. September 4th, the entire Main Street frontage of the building was leased, and on December 27, 1927, the bank purchased this structure. February 12, 1918, real estate holdings were