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Drive-by Architecture

The Niels and Mellie Esperson Buildings

Houston's "His & Her" Skyscrapers
Page 5
 

Previous page .......... Mellie called the same Chicago Architect that had designed the Majestic - John Eberson.

When it opened in 1927, it was the tallest building in Texas. The classical top is a six-story Grecian "tholos".

 
Niels Esperson Building
The Niels at dusk
TE Photos January 2001
 

Prof. Jay Henry, author of the excellent Architecture in Texas 1895 - 1945, says that this is "a choragic monument somewhere between that of Lysicrates and Mausolus." But of course, that's immediately apparent to anyone. ..........next page

 
 
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