Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade

Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (HM14GH)

Location: Houston, TX 77002 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.804', W 95° 21.671'

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Founded in 1874 to facilitate trade in the expanding cotton market. This Victorian renaissance revival edifice, designed by Eugene T. Heiner, was built in 1884-85 by contractors Max Kosse and James S. Lucas. The exchange room and galleries were situated on the second and third floors, and the first floor contained offices and the exclusive "Houston Club." The basement housed a plush saloon.

The structure was remodeled and the fourth floor added in 1907. The exchange vacated the premises in 1924. The building was restored in 1973.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
HM NumberHM14GH
Marker Number10693
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271698 N 3294904
Decimal Degrees29.76340000, -95.36118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.804', W 95° 21.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 48.24" N, 95° 21' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)713, 832, 210, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Travis St, Houston TX 77002, US
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