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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Merchants and Manufacturers Building

 
 
Merchants and Manufacturers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 29, 2018
1. Merchants and Manufacturers Building Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed to house the activities of Houston's merchants and manufacturers during the post-World War I economic boom. Its location provided access to water, rail, and truck transportation of goods. Completed in 1930, the M & M Building, as it came to be known, was noted for its structural and functional design. It prominently features cast concrete Art Deco detailing.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10729.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 45.94′ N, 95° 21.554′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street south of Girard Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located to the right of the south entrance (facing Buffalo Bayou) of the University of Houston-Downtown One Main Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Merchants and Manufacturers Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 29, 2018
2. Merchants and Manufacturers Building
The Merchants and Manufacturers Building now serves as the "One Main Building" of the University of Houston-Downtown. The marker is obstructed in this picture by the walkway railing, but is located to the right of the entrance doors below "One Main".
distance of this marker. Site of Confederate Prison Compound (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magnolia Brewery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kennedy Bakery (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Market Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Pillot Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harris County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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