“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Magnolia Brewery Building

Magnolia Brewery Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
1. Magnolia Brewery Building Marker
Inscription. Magnolia Brewery was part of the Houston Ice and Brewing Company, founded in the late 19th century by Hugh Hamilton. Some of the brewery's popular brands included Magnolia, Southern Select and Richelieu beers. This building, designed by H.C. Cooke and Co. in 1912, was part of a much larger complex of structures along Buffalo Bayou. The building's details include pronounced cornice, upswept corner corbelled parapet and stained-glass transoms with a magnolia design. The company closed in 1950, but the building remains a link to the area's industrial history.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003

Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13017.)
Location. 29° 45.85′ N, 95° 21.715′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Street and Milam Street, on the left when traveling east on Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 Franklin Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kennedy Bakery
Magnolia Brewery Building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
2. Magnolia Brewery Building
(about 400 feet away); Old Market Square (about 500 feet away); Hogg Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merchants and Manufacturers Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Dickinson Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Also see . . .  A Commercial Website Devoted to the Magnolia Brewery. (Submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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