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Niels Esperson Building - Page 16. April 10, 1926. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/329/show/299.

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(April 10, 1926). Niels Esperson Building - Page 16. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/329/show/299

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Niels Esperson Building - Page 16, April 10, 1926, Houston the Magnolia City, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 27, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/329/show/299.

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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 16
Description Five photographs during the planning and erection of the Neils Esperson Building: the building committee including Millie Esperson Stewart, owner, John Eberson, architect, B. F. Louis, legal counsel, and R. B. Bowen, financial agent; April 9, 1925 Mellie Esperson Stewart prepares to break ground with a steam shovel; portrait of Mellie Esperson Stewart, owner of the Neils Esperson building; Mr.s Esperson laying the cornerstone on April 10, 1926; and detail of the cornerstone.
Caption Caption: "The planning and erection of a building of this magnitude required the influence of art, beauty, engineering, finance and legal counsel."; Caption: "Mellie Esperson Stewart goinv over the plans with her building committee, Jno. Eberson, architect; B. F. Louis, legal counsel, and R. B. Bowen, financial agent."; Caption: "April 9, 1925, Mellie Esperson tewart prepares to break ground for the building. Mrs. Stewart opened the throttle of the steam shovel and turned the first dirt."; Caption:"Mellie Esperson Stewart, owner and builder of the Niels Esperson building, through whose industrty and business acumen this elegant structure has been made possible." Caption: "Distinguished gathering at the laying of the cornerstone on April 10, 1926. Mrs. Stewart in the center of the foreground. Approprate speeches were made by the leaders in Houston business life."; Caption: "The cornerstone, weighing two tons, containing documentary evidence of the greatness of the founder, Niels Esperso
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