1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building

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1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange.jpg
The building's exterior in 2010
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building is located in Texas
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building is located in the US
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building
Location 202 Travis St., Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′49″N 95°21′41″W / 29.7635°N 95.3613°W / 29.7635; -95.3613Coordinates: 29°45′49″N 95°21′41″W / 29.7635°N 95.3613°W / 29.7635; -95.3613
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1884 (1884)
Architect Eugene Heiner
Architectural style Renaissance, Romanesque, Modern Renaissance, Other
NRHP reference # 71000938[1]
RTHL # 10693
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 6, 1971
Designated RTHL 1974

The 1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building is located at 202 Travis in downtown Houston, and is a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Houston Cotton Exchange Board commissioned local architect Eugene Heiner to design a three-story building on Travis Street at the corner of Franklin in Houston. In 1907, the building was remodeled and a fourth floor added. The Houston Cotton Exchange continued to use the building until it moved its operations to a new building several blocks away at Prairie and Caroline in 1924.[2][3]

John Hannah and Jesse Edmundson, III purchased the Cotton Exchange Building in 1973. They restored the building and sold it in 1983.[4] Preservation Houston acknowledged Hannah's restoration work in 1979 with a Good Brick Award.[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ John Tweed Hannah (September 4, 2013). "HOUSTON COTTON EXCHANGE AND BOARD OF TRADE". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Betty Chapman (December 30, 2007). "Bales of Business planted seeds for Cotton Exchange Building". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ Joel Warren Barna (1983). "Easement Down the Road" (PDF). Cite (Fall). Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Past Good Brick Award recipients". Preservation Houston. Retrieved November 17, 2017.