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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 23 and 24. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/124.

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(1929). The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 23 and 24. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/124

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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
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Title Pages 23 and 24
Description Left page: Color illustration titled "An Elevator Lobby." Right page: Expansion.
Caption Caption: "AN ELEVATOR LOBBY"; Caption: "Mr. C. L. Kerr Assumes Management"
File name magno_201009_004o.jpg
Transcript EXPANSION AN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE NARRATIVE OF THE GROWTH AND PRESENT QUARTERS OF THE GULF COMPANIES ABOUT November 1, 194, the sales department of The Gulf Refining Company was moved to Houston from New Orleans, Louisiana, occupying a single room in what was then the South Texas Commercial Bank Building. For about six months this arrangement continued when rapid expansion made by greatly increased production, neccessitated a move to larger quarters which were secured on the ground floor of a building at the corner of Franklin and Main Streets. This was the first of a series of seven movements of offices which has at last led to the elaborate quarters that are now held by The Gulf Companies in the Gulf Building. A few months and enduring growth brought another and still more commodious business home, this time on the top floor of the First National Bank Building. E. M. Taliaferro was then district sales manager, but upon his death in September, 1906, Mr.C. L. Kerr succeeded him, taking charge on October 15, 1906, Mr. Kerr still holds this position but with greatly augmented duties, owning to the increased volume of sales in the Southwestern area. Two more moves of offices were made between 1906 and 1913,