“Gateway to the World” QR2

Gateway to the World

2nd Photo Set

San Jacinto Trust Door
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The San Jacinto Trust building lasted less than 20 years. It was torn down to make way for the new Foley Brothers department store. None of this beautiful stone work was saved.

Gulf Bldg. Main at Capital
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The Gulf building was completed in 1929.The tallest of Jesse Jones's Houston holdings (36 stories) it would dominate the skyline for decades.

Sam The Ice Man
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The Iceman was a daily visitor to most of the homes and businesses in Houston in 1928. Holding a 25 lb. block of ice Sam worked for Home Ice Company in Houston.

Rice Hotel Mezzanine
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The mezzanine of the historic Rice hotel looking east down Texas avenue at the main street intersection on a mist Sunday morning. The Rice hotel was one of Jesse Jones first building ventures. Its location is where the first capital of the Republic of Texas stood.

Lou Forbes Metropolitan Band
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Just one year after the great market crash heralding the beginning of the Great Depression Houston’s Chamber of Commerce and the Community Chest (United Way) set $514,000 as a fundraising goal. H. Saford of the Missouri Pacific Rail Lines and 500 volunteers set out to accomplish that goal. Pictured here is Lou Forbes the conductor of the Metropolitan theatre stage band kicking the drive off. The Community Chest was responsible for helping 32 different area agencies in Houston.

The Alta Arts will receive a portion of every image sold during this
exhibit or custom ordered through The Alta Arts after the exhibit thru
the end of 2023.

All images in this exhibit are printed on EPSON quality Exhibition Satin
canvas utilizing archival inks. They are stretched and ready to hang,
with or without a frame.

All images can be custom ordered on EPSON Quality Luster Finish paper
utilizing archival inks to the following sizes:
11 x 14 inch on paper $100.00

16 x 20 inch on paper $150.00

20 x 24 inch on paper $200.00

24 x 30 inch on paper $250.00

30 x 40 inch on paper $350.00

30 x 40 inch on canvas $600.00

All custom orders on canvas will take approximately 30 days to turn.
All custom orders on paper will take approximately 10 days to turn.
All custom orders should be prepaid.

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