1882This building, designed by Nicholas J. Clayton, was erected in 1882 for the wholesale drygoods firm of Greenleve, Block & Co. at a cost of $65,000. It was built of Philadelphia pressed brick and cut stone, with supportive and decorative iron columns from the Lee Iron Works of Galveston. Originally, the building was "Four stories high aggregating in height seventy-five feet, in which colored brick was used to, decorate the construction"... a height equivalent today to a seven-story office building. Once there was an elaborate cornice, almost equal to the fifth story, crowned by a gilded spread-winged bird and the national ensign. In 1900, the cornice was destroyed by the great hurricane that devastated the city. In recent years, the fourth story has also been removed because of damage from Hurricane Carla in 1961, and the east and west bays have been closed in.
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|Date Added||Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 10:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 325681 N 3243349|
|Decimal Degrees||29.30711667, -94.79490000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 18.427', W 94° 47.694'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 18' 25.62" N, 94° 47' 41.64" W|
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