Commissioned by Jesse H. Jones and designed by architects Alfred C. Finn, Kenneth Franzheim, and J.E.R. Carpenter, the 37-story, 430-foot Gulf Building at 712 Main Street was the tallest structure in Houston when it was completed in 1929. Although it…

The Rice Building at 909 Texas Avenue sits atop one of the most historic and fascinating pieces of real estate in all of Houston. Initially set aside by Augustus and John Kirby Allen for the Republic of Texas, the site served as home of the…

The Houston Chronicle was founded in 1901 by former Houston Post reporter and editor Marcellus E. Foster (1870-1942), an 1890 graduate of Sam Houston Normal Institute. The Chronicle was bankrolled in part by the return on Foster's investment in the…