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

Hogg Building

 
 
Hogg Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
1. Hogg Building Marker
Inscription.  Noted Houston business and civic leader Will C. Hogg (1875-1930) had this commercial structure built in 1921. Early tenants included the Armor Auto Company and the Great Southern Life Insurance Company. The art deco building, designed by the engineering firm of Barglebaugh and Whitson, features an exterior dominated by industrial windows. A rooftop penthouse, used for offices of the Hogg family businesses, reflects Mediterranean influences.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980

 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10684.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 29° 45.771′ N, 95° 21.838′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Street and Preston Street, on the right when traveling north on Louisiana Street. On the right of the entrance at Louisiana & Preston. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Hogg Building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
2. Hogg Building
The marker is behind and to the right of the streetlight on the near corner. On the roof of the building, hidden behind a parapet, is an 18-room penthouse and solarium. The penthouse housed the personal offices of the Hogg family, with extensive roof gardens. (Note trees on the corners of the roof.)
. Horace Dickinson Taylor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baker Common (about 600 feet away); Auditorium Hotel (about 600 feet away); The Kennedy Bakery (about 700 feet away); Old Market Square (about 700 feet away); Magnolia Brewery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (approx. 0.2 miles away); State National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. This building is in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Regarding Hogg Building. Will Hogg's father, Govener "Big Jim" Hogg, must have had a sense of humor at the expensive of his child as he named his daughter, Will's sister, Ima Hogg. Myth has it she had a sister named Ura Hogg, but it's just a myth.
 
Also see . . .  Bio of Will Hogg in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Fountain on the Preston corner of the building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
3. Fountain on the Preston corner of the building
A different view of the fountain taken from the Preston side of the building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
4. A different view of the fountain taken from the Preston side of the building
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
5. National Register of Historic Places Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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