Capitol Lofts

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Capitol Lofts
Former names M.E. Foster Building
Southern Standard Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential apartmentss
Architectural style Modernism
Location 709 Main Street
Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′32″N 95°21′48″W / 29.758787°N 95.363254°W / 29.758787; -95.363254Coordinates: 29°45′32″N 95°21′48″W / 29.758787°N 95.363254°W / 29.758787; -95.363254
Completed 1908
Height
Roof 40.8 m (134 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 10
Design and construction
Architect Alfred Charles Finn
References
[1][2]

The Capitol Lofts is a building located at 711 Main Street in downtown Houston, Texas. Constructed in 1908, the building was originally used for office space and was converted to residential lofts in the 1990s. The building was the tallest building in Houston and Texas until being surpassed by the Praetorian Building in Dallas, Texas as the tallest building in Texas in 1909. It remained the tallest in Houston until 1910 when surpassed by the Carter Building.

Designed by architect Alfred C. Finn, the building's original facade was covered with granite and glass in the 1980s.

Zoned schools[edit]

Franklin Lofts is within the Houston Independent School District. As of 2015 the building is assigned to Gregory Lincoln Education Center (Grades K-8),[3] and Davis High School.[4]

The building was previously zoned to Bruce Elementary School,[5] and E. O. Smith Education Center (for middle school).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capitol Lofts at Emporis
  2. ^ "Capitol Lofts". SkyscraperPage. 
  3. ^ "AGENDA Board of Education Meeting March 13, 2014." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on March 15, 2014. "Current Attendance Boundaries" New 03/06/04 Attachment F-2 March 2014 p. 31/119. and "Proposed Attendance Boundaries" New 03/06/04 Attachment F-2 March 2014 p. 32/119.
  4. ^ "Davis High School Attendance Zone Archived 2012-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2009.
  5. ^ "Bruce Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on September 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "E. O. Smith Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2009-02-27 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2009.