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Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade

 
 
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By Jim Evans, September 16, 2012
1. Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1874 to facilitate trade in the expanding cotton market. This Victorian renaissance revival edifice, designed by Eugene T. Heiner, was built in 1884-85 by contractors Max Kosse and James S. Lucas. The exchange room and galleries were situated on the second and third floors, and the first floor contained offices and the exclusive "Houston Club." The basement housed a plush saloon.

The structure was remodeled and the fourth floor added in 1907. The exchange vacated the premises in 1924. The building was restored in 1973.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974

 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10693.)
 
Location. 29° 45.804′ N, 95° 21.671′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Travis Street and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Travis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 Travis St, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kennedy Bakery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Old Market Square ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade Building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 16, 2012
2. Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade Building
Magnolia Brewery Building ( about 400 feet away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building ( about 500 feet away); Pillot Building ( about 700 feet away); First White House of the Republic of Texas ( about 800 feet away); Harris County 1910 Courthouse ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Hogg Building ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade National Register image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 16, 2012
3. Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade National Register
This building is in the National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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