Marker Details

Merchants and Manufacturers Building

1 Main St.

Houston , 77002

aka M&M Building, currently University of Houston Downtown campus
Directions: On north side of Main Street viaduct, currently "University of Houston - Downtown" campus; marker in plaza area, on south side of building, to right (facing) building entrance

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text: This building was constructed to house the activities of Houston's merchants and manufacturers during the post-World War I economic boom. Its location provided access to water, rail, and truck transportation of goods. Completed in 1930, the M & M Building, as it came to be known, was noted for its structural and functional design. It prominently features cast concrete art deco detailing.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 M

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.946, 95 21.558

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10729