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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 25 and 26. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 14, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/125.

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(1929). The Gulf Building: Thirty-five Floors, One Thousand Offices - Pages 25 and 26. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/125

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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 Pages 25 and 26
Description Left page: Color illustration titled "A Typical Building Corridor." The Expansion, cont. Right page, Color illustration titled "Offices of C. L. Kerr." The Expansion, cont.
Caption Caption: " TYPICAL BUILDING CORRIDOR"; Caption: "OFFICES OF C. L. KERR"
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Transcript the last being into the Kress Building, where an entire floor was occupied. In the summer of 1916 a consolidation of all Southwestern departments of The Gulf Company brought the Gulf Pipe Line Company, the Gulf Production Company and the Legal Department to Houston from their former location at Beaumont, the amalgamation of forces making necessary still larger quarters in the original Gulf Building on Main Street opposite the present structure of that name. This building was erected by the Jesse H. Jones Interests under a contract with The Gulf Company. All departments were housed here, but not all of the available floor space was used. Mr. Underwood Nazro, vice president, Gulf Pipe Line Company and Gulf Production Company, moved to Houston and took charge of all departments, save only that of sales. This arrangement continues today. When the space in the