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Niels Esperson Building - Page 1. April 10, 1926. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 25, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/329/show/284.

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(April 10, 1926). Niels Esperson Building - Page 1. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/329/show/284

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Title Niels Esperson Building
Publisher Houston Post - Dispatch
Date April 10, 1926
Description 46 page pamphlet promoting the 32 story Niels Esperson Building. Pamphlet includes several photos of the exterior of the building, construction scenes, and interior offices. Pamphlet also includes advertisements for companies housed in the Neils Esperson Building, as well as companies who were employed in the construction and furnishing of the building. Groundbreaking for the building commence on April 9, 1925. Steelwork was completed February 15, 1926. The cornerstone was laid April 10 of the same year.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works.
  • Advertising
  • Construction
  • Buildings
  • Skyscrapers
  • Banks and banking
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Advertisements
  • Construction
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • buildings
  • skyscrapers
  • banks
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Location NA6233.H68 N486 1926
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b3356324~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 Page 1
Description Photograph of Neils Peter Espreson. Text describing his life.
File Name magno_201009_020ab.jpg
Transcript NIELS ESPERSON NIELS PETER ESPERSON Thousands of miles from his final resting place in Glenwood cemetery, Houston, Niels Peter Esperson was born in the little seagirt isle of Bornholm, Denmark. The son of Herman and Julia Marie (Funk) Esperson, the sturdy and rugged stock of his parentage was manifest in his career from childhood. While a boy of fifteen, alone, fired with the ambition to carve his career in the land of opportunity, he came to the United States. In 1889 he was engaged in mining in California, from there he moved to Oklahoma, and engaged in the land and abstract business. There he married Mellie, the daughter of Thomas and Hanah Marie Keenan and moved to Yukon Oklahoma. He later mined for ore in Colorado; thence to Chaute, Kansas, and was one of the pioneer oil operators. In 1905 he settled at Houston, Texas, and engaged in oil development. He promoted the invincible Oil Company, later sold his interest therein for Five Million Dollars. His dynamic energy made him active in varied industries. At the time of his death he owned the Moore's Bluff Rice Corporation, vast real estate holdings, including the Majestic Theater, Houston; the site of the Niels Esperson building; about three hundred acres on the ship channel in the city limits; approximately thirty-five thousands acres at the mouth of the Rio Grande river; a roofing tile plant at Peru, Kansas, now a part of the Ludowici-Celadon Company; besides large interests in the Reed Roller Bit Company, American Maid Flour Mills, Grant Locomotive Works, and other holdings. Niels Esperson was characterized as a man with high ideals, indomitable energy and unquenchable zeal. He visualized the progress and development of Houston, and proved his faith in the city as a future metropolis. He was generous, noble, and above all, loved his fellow man. He died in Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 1922, and was survived by his wife, now Mellie Esperson Stewart.