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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_004r. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/131/show/127.

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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 magno_201009_004r
Description Left page: The Expansion, cont. Right page: Ad Summam.
Caption Caption: "Modern Working Conveniences";
File name magno_201009_004r.jpg
Transcript Caption: "ostentation or elaborate detal has been added. Each part of the office space ha definite load to carry and the arrangement is calculated to meet any possibilities. Beginning at the seventh floor and operating to the eleventh a modern automatic dumbwaiter system is used for the conveying of heavy parcels. It is on these floors that the general offices are located. From the eleventh floor to and including the nineteenth a most complete pneumatic tube system gives instant dispatch of documents; private Western Union service is maintained on the twentieth floor; three telephone switchboards handle the interoffice and general telephone traffic. Senior executive offices are on floors eleven (sales department), sixteen (legal department), and seventeen (Gulf Pipe Line and Production Companies). All of the offices are served by the bank of four local elevators which operate to the seventeenth story. The work of planning this business home receives the highest praise from those with authoritative knowledge of office and building planning; it has been called "perfect." AD SUMMAM THE STORY IS TOLD. THE ATTEMPT HAS BEEN TO HONESTLY DESCRIBE A SUPERLATIVE EDDIFICE WHICH HAS BEEN ERECTED AND TELL OF THE INCIDENTS AND NEEDS WHICH LED TO ITS CONSTRUCTION. THE GULF BUILDING DEFIES PORTRAYAL; NO WORDS CAN ACCURATELY SET FORTH THE SURPASSING BEAUTY AND MASSIVENESS OF THE STRUCTURE. IT MUST BE SEEEN. THE SPONSORS OF THIS BOOK TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND THE READER A CORDIAL INVITATION TO VISIT THE SOUTH'S PARAMOUNT BUSINESS BUILDING.