Gulf Building

Gulf Building (HM16MN)

Location: Houston, TX 77002 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.523', W 95° 21.821'

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Prominent real estate developer, publisher, statesman and banker Jesse H. Jones opened the Gulf Building in 1929 with Gulf Oil, National Bank of Commerce, and Sakowitz Brothers as primary tenants. Alfred C. Finn designed the 430foot high Art Deco edifice with a six-story base topped by a tall tower that diminishes in size as it rises. The 37-floor, steel-frame structure remained Houston's tallest skyscraper for 34 years. In 1986, the building, then owned by a successor bank, underwent a $50 million restoration. It was renamed the JPMorgan Chase Building in 2000 and continues to be a monument to the city's growth, modernity and financial prosperity.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2007
Marker is property of the state of Texas
HM NumberHM16MN
Marker Number14042
Year Placed2007
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271445 N 3294390
Decimal Degrees29.75871667, -95.36368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.523', W 95° 21.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 31.38" N, 95° 21' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)713, 832, 210, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 712 Main St, Houston TX 77002, US
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