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|One Main Building|
|1 Main Street|
Houston TX United States
| - office|
| - university|
| - highrise|
| - art deco|
| - postmodern|
- Architect: Giesecke & Harris
- The building was originally envisioned as the Merchants and Manufacturers Building by developers Rex Dunbar Frazier and James R. Cheek in 1924 as a center which would consolidate retail and wholesale uses using railways to transport goods. Cheeks, however, died in 1928 before construction began on the mart.
- The building originally houses warehousing and distribution operations in its lowest basement, a 400-spot parking garage on the high basement, a retail arcade on the first floor, the next six floors were offices, the next floor was an industrial display gallery, and the top floors contained administrative office space.
- The building was extensively renovated and reconstructed after the South Texas Junior College purchased the building in 1968 for $4 million and moved in. They'd be gifted the adjacent Houston Terminal Warehouse and Cold Store Company Building in 1972. The college would become the University of Houston in 1976 and this would become their main campus.
- The building consists of 2 underground floors and 9 above grade floors for a total of 11 floors.
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