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    (NEW DATE) GHPA Walking Tour: 20th Century Main Street

    Presented by at JPMorgan Chase (Gulf) Building

    February 15, 2009

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    (NEW DATE) GHPA Walking Tour:  20th Century Main Street

    On the second Sunday of every month, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA) presents a docent-guided walking tour of an architecturally and/or historically significant area of Houston. (This month’s tour is being held on the third Sunday of the month due to scheduling conflicts).

    Sunday, February 15:  GHPA Walking Tour: 20th Century Main Street.
    (Due to a scheduling conflict, this event was...

    On the second Sunday of every month, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA) presents a docent-guided walking tour of an architecturally and/or historically significant area of Houston. (This month’s tour is being held on the third Sunday of the month due to scheduling conflicts).

    Sunday, February 15:  GHPA Walking Tour: 20th Century Main Street.
    (Due to a scheduling conflict, this event was postponed from its original date of January 11).

    From the neoclassical Union National Bank Building (1912) to the starkly modern First City National Bank Building (1960), past the Art Deco and mid-century Modern homes of Sakowitz Bros. Department Store, to walk down Main Street is to witness a timeline of Houston’s business development and changing architectural tastes.

    Greater Houston Preservation Alliance offers a new addition to its walking tours program. GHPA's guided, 90-minute architecture tour of Main Street is a timeline of Houston's business development and changing architectural tastes.

    Please note this is an exterior architecture tour only. The tour does not go inside any buildings.

    Pictured: Mercury, Union National Bank (1912).  Photo by David Bush.


    JPMorgan Chase (Gulf) Building

    712 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Tickets are $10 per person. $7 for GHPA members and students with valid ID. Children 11 years old and under are admitted free. Reservations are not required.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Tickets go on sale at 1:30 p.m. in front of the JPMorgan Chase (Gulf) Building, 712 Main Street. The tour begins at 2 p.m.


    On-street parking is free on downtown streets on Sunday. Paid parking is available in the nearby surface lots and the Chase garage. The tour's starting point is also a short walk from the Main Street Square MetroRail station. There are no public restrooms along the tour route.


    Phone: 713-216-5000


    Accessibility Info: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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