Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
1 Main St.
Historic name: Merchants & Manufacturers (M&M) Building
Current name: University of Houston-Downtown
Completed: 1930
Architect: Giesecke & Harris (Austin)
Contributing Building, Main Street/Market Square Historic District; Recorded Texas Historic Landmark; National Register of Historic Places
GHPA Good Brick Award, 1987

above | Main Street façade, 2006
detail (top) | parapet detail, 2006
detail (upper center) | M&M Building with Buffalo Bayou, 2006
detail (lower center) | building and Main Street Viaduct, 1930s
detail (bottom) | advertisement, 1930

Photo by Jim Parsons
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