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Jesse H. Jones

Interactive Map


This map depicts the locations of the buildings Jones built in downtown Houston. Clicking on a point reveals a photograph and more information about the particular building, including the year it was built and if it is still standing today. At the time, these buildings represented the heart of downtown Houston.

The Jesse H. Jones Lumber Company was the first building Jones built in the downtown area, erected in 1903 and demolished in 1926, located at 1000 Main Street at McKinney. Over the next fifty years, Jones would build 25 buildings, the majority of which would be located on Main Street. Some of his buildings, like Commerce Building at 914 Main Street or the Texas State Hotel at 720 Fannin Street are still standing today.