National Register of Historic Places listings in downtown Houston, Texas

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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Houston, Texas. It is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the Downtown Houston neighborhood, defined as the area enclosed by Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69.

The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates."[1]

Contents: NRHP listings by area in Harris County  
downtown Houston - Houston Heights - inner Harris County - outer Harris County
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 7, 2021.[2]


Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building
1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building
May 6, 1971
(#71000938)
202 Travis St.
29°45′49″N 95°21′40″W / 29.763611°N 95.361111°W / 29.763611; -95.361111 (1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building)
Houston
2 500 Jefferson Building
500 Jefferson Building
March 6, 2019
(#100003492)
500 Jefferson St.
29°45′11″N 95°22′25″W / 29.753123°N 95.373718°W / 29.753123; -95.373718 (500 Jefferson Building)
Houston
3 Annunciation Church
Annunciation Church
November 3, 1975
(#75001988)
1618 Texas Ave.
29°45′23″N 95°21′25″W / 29.756389°N 95.356944°W / 29.756389; -95.356944 (Annunciation Church)
Houston
4 Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
December 22, 1976
(#76002038)
500 Clay St.
29°45′23″N 95°22′19″W / 29.75628°N 95.37199°W / 29.75628; -95.37199 (Antioch Missionary Baptist Church)
Houston
5 Battelstein's
Battelstein's
February 6, 2020
(#100004966)
812 Main St.
29°45′29″N 95°21′51″W / 29.758183896129626°N 95.36416813055435°W / 29.758183896129626; -95.36416813055435 (Battelstein's)
Houston
6 Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield
March 29, 1983
(#83004428)
1700 Main St.
29°45′20″N 95°22′21″W / 29.755556°N 95.3725°W / 29.755556; -95.3725 (Beaconsfield)
Houston
7 James Bute Company Warehouse
James Bute Company Warehouse
July 7, 1994
(#94000677)
711 William St.
29°46′02″N 95°21′14″W / 29.767214°N 95.353910°W / 29.767214; -95.353910 (James Bute Company Warehouse)
Houston
8 Christ Church
Christ Church
June 15, 1979
(#79002957)
1117 Texas Ave.
29°45′34″N 95°21′39″W / 29.759444°N 95.360833°W / 29.759444; -95.360833 (Christ Church)
Houston
9 City National Bank Building
City National Bank Building
April 3, 2000
(#00000291)
1001 McKinney Ave.
29°45′25″N 95°21′51″W / 29.7569°N 95.3643°W / 29.7569; -95.3643 (City National Bank Building)
Houston
10 Arthur B. Cohn House
Arthur B. Cohn House
November 7, 1985
(#85002771)
900 block of Avenida De Las Americas
29°45′20″N 95°21′22″W / 29.75553°N 95.35603°W / 29.75553; -95.35603 (Arthur B. Cohn House)
Houston Relocated from original location one block south
11 Downtown Houston Post Office, Processing and Distribution Center February 2, 2018
(#100002087)
401 Franklin St.
29°45′54″N 95°21′53″W / 29.765054°N 95.364826°W / 29.765054; -95.364826 (Downtown Houston Post Office, Processing and Distribution Center)
Houston


12 W. L. Foley Building
W. L. Foley Building
October 11, 1978
(#78002942)
214-218 Travis St.
29°45′47″N 95°21′41″W / 29.763056°N 95.361389°W / 29.763056; -95.361389 (W. L. Foley Building)
Houston
13 Gulf Building
Gulf Building
August 30, 1983
(#83004436)
710-724 Main St.
29°46′04″N 95°21′50″W / 29.767778°N 95.363889°W / 29.767778; -95.363889 (Gulf Building)
Houston
14 Houston Bar Center Building
Houston Bar Center Building
June 26, 2017
(#100001254)
723 Main St.
29°45′36″N 95°22′09″W / 29.76°N 95.369167°W / 29.76; -95.369167 (Houston Bar Center Building)
Houston


15 Harris County Courthouse of 1910
Harris County Courthouse of 1910
May 13, 1981
(#81000629)
301 Fannin St.
29°45′40″N 95°21′34″W / 29.761111°N 95.359444°W / 29.761111; -95.359444 (Harris County Courthouse of 1910)
Houston
16 Hogg Building
Hogg Building
July 14, 1978
(#78002943)
401 Louisiana St.
29°45′45″N 95°21′50″W / 29.7625°N 95.363889°W / 29.7625; -95.363889 (Hogg Building)
Houston
17 Houston City Hall
Houston City Hall
September 18, 1990
(#90001471)
901 Bagby St.
29°45′36″N 95°22′09″W / 29.76°N 95.369167°W / 29.76; -95.369167 (Houston City Hall)
Houston
18 Houston Post-Dispatch Building
Houston Post-Dispatch Building
February 14, 2002
(#02000072)
609 Fannin
29°45′32″N 95°21′41″W / 29.758889°N 95.361389°W / 29.758889; -95.361389 (Houston Post-Dispatch Building)
Houston
19 Humble Oil Building
Humble Oil Building
January 27, 1999
(#99000068)
1212 Main St.
29°45′18″N 95°22′00″W / 29.755°N 95.366667°W / 29.755; -95.366667 (Humble Oil Building)
Houston
20 Julia Ideson Building
Julia Ideson Building
November 23, 1977
(#77001447)
500 McKinney St.
29°45′32″N 95°22′09″W / 29.758889°N 95.369167°W / 29.758889; -95.369167 (Julia Ideson Building)
Houston
21 Kellum-Noble House
Kellum-Noble House
April 3, 1975
(#75001989)
212 Dallas St.
29°45′31″N 95°22′19″W / 29.758611°N 95.371944°W / 29.758611; -95.371944 (Kellum-Noble House)
Houston
22 Kennedy Bakery
Kennedy Bakery
July 27, 1979
(#79002963)
813 Congress St.
29°45′46″N 95°21′41″W / 29.762778°N 95.361389°W / 29.762778; -95.361389 (Kennedy Bakery)
Houston
23 Kress Building
Kress Building
October 4, 2002
(#02001102)
705 Main St.
29°45′31″N 95°21′46″W / 29.758611°N 95.362778°W / 29.758611; -95.362778 (Kress Building)
Houston
24 Main Street/Market Square Historic District
Main Street/Market Square Historic District
July 18, 1983
(#83004471)
Roughly bounded by Buffalo Bayou, Fannin, Texas, and Milam streets
29°45′47″N 95°21′40″W / 29.763056°N 95.361111°W / 29.763056; -95.361111 (Main Street/Market Square Historic District)
Houston
25 McKee Street Bridge
McKee Street Bridge
September 3, 2002
(#02000729)
McKee St. and Buffalo Bayou
29°45′57″N 95°21′07″W / 29.765833°N 95.351944°W / 29.765833; -95.351944 (McKee Street Bridge)
Houston
26 Melrose Building
Melrose Building
September 17, 2014
(#14000627)
1121 Walker
29°45′25″N 95°21′46″W / 29.7569°N 95.3627°W / 29.7569; -95.3627 (Melrose Building)
Houston
27 Merchants and Manufacturers Building
Merchants and Manufacturers Building
September 17, 1980
(#80004130)
University of Houston–Downtown
1 Main St.

29°45′57″N 95°21′32″W / 29.765833°N 95.358889°W / 29.765833; -95.358889 (Merchants and Manufacturers Building)
Houston
28 National Biscuit Company Building
National Biscuit Company Building
February 20, 1998
(#98000141)
15 N. Chenevert
29°45′36″N 95°21′08″W / 29.76°N 95.352222°W / 29.76; -95.352222 (National Biscuit Company Building)
Houston
29 Old Houston National Bank
Old Houston National Bank
July 17, 1975
(#75001990)
202 Main St.
29°45′47″N 95°21′38″W / 29.762926°N 95.360541°W / 29.762926; -95.360541 (Old Houston National Bank)
Houston Now the Islamic Da’wah Center[5]
30 Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
September 13, 2006
(#06000825)
216 La Branch
29°45′44″N 95°21′24″W / 29.762222°N 95.356667°W / 29.762222; -95.356667 (Palace Hotel)
Houston
31 Paul Building
Paul Building
April 6, 1979
(#79002967)
1018 Preston Ave.
29°45′39″N 95°21′39″W / 29.760937°N 95.360765°W / 29.760937; -95.360765 (Paul Building)
Houston
32 Petroleum Building
Petroleum Building
August 8, 2019
(#100004250)
1314 Texas Avenue
29°45′28″N 95°21′34″W / 29.757741°N 95.359494°W / 29.757741; -95.359494 (Petroleum Building)
Houston
33 Rice Hotel
Rice Hotel
June 23, 1978
(#78002947)
Main St. and Texas Ave.
29°45′37″N 95°21′46″W / 29.760278°N 95.362778°W / 29.760278; -95.362778 (Rice Hotel)
Houston
34 Sam Houston Hotel
Sam Houston Hotel
April 17, 2002
(#02000276)
1117 Prairie St.
29°45′42″N 95°21′37″W / 29.761667°N 95.360278°W / 29.761667; -95.360278 (Sam Houston Hotel)
Houston Now known as Alden Houston.
35 San Jacinto Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou
San Jacinto Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou
October 16, 2007
(#07001098)
San Jacinto St. at Buffalo Bayou
29°45′53″N 95°21′27″W / 29.764722°N 95.3575°W / 29.764722; -95.3575 (San Jacinto Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou)
Houston
36 Scanlan Building
Scanlan Building
May 23, 1980
(#80004132)
405 Main St.
29°45′40″N 95°21′40″W / 29.761111°N 95.361111°W / 29.761111; -95.361111 (Scanlan Building)
Houston
37 South Texas National Bank
South Texas National Bank
December 8, 1978
(#78002948)
215 Main St.
29°45′44″N 95°21′36″W / 29.762222°N 95.36°W / 29.762222; -95.36 (South Texas National Bank)
Houston Demolished in 1983[6]
38 Southwestern Bell Capitol Main Office
Southwestern Bell Capitol Main Office
August 25, 2016
(#16000574)
1121 Capitol St. & 1114 Texas Ave.
29°45′31″N 95°21′41″W / 29.758654°N 95.361361°W / 29.758654; -95.361361 (Southwestern Bell Capitol Main Office)
Houston


39 State National Bank Building
State National Bank Building
August 11, 1982
(#82004843)
412 Main St.
29°45′40″N 95°21′42″W / 29.761111°N 95.361667°W / 29.761111; -95.361667 (State National Bank Building)
Houston
40 Stowers Building
Stowers Building
June 3, 2015
(#15000335)
820 Fannin
29°45′27″N 95°21′49″W / 29.757462°N 95.363546°W / 29.757462; -95.363546 (Stowers Building)
Houston


41 Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building
Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building
June 20, 1974
(#74002074)
301 Main St.
29°45′43″N 95°21′38″W / 29.761944°N 95.360556°W / 29.761944; -95.360556 (Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building)
Houston
42 Texas Company Building
Texas Company Building
April 2, 2003
(#03000185)
1111 Rusk
29°45′28″N 95°21′46″W / 29.757778°N 95.362778°W / 29.757778; -95.362778 (Texas Company Building)
Houston
43 Texas State Hotel
Texas State Hotel
January 10, 2008
(#07001384)
720 Fannin
29°45′28″N 95°21′46″W / 29.757778°N 95.362778°W / 29.757778; -95.362778 (Texas State Hotel)
Houston
44 U.S. Customhouse
U.S. Customhouse
August 28, 1974
(#74002075)
701 San Jacinto St.
29°45′26″N 95°21′40″W / 29.757222°N 95.361111°W / 29.757222; -95.361111 (U.S. Customhouse)
Houston
45 Union Station
Union Station
November 10, 1977
(#77001448)
501 Crawford St.
29°45′25″N 95°21′23″W / 29.756944°N 95.356389°W / 29.756944; -95.356389 (Union Station)
Houston
46 Willow Street Pump Station
Willow Street Pump Station
May 27, 2004
(#04000547)
University of Houston–Downtown
811 N. San Jacinto St.

29°46′03″N 95°21′26″W / 29.7675°N 95.357222°W / 29.7675; -95.357222 (Willow Street Pump Station)
Houston



Former listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Description
1 Macatee Building
Macatee Building
May 24, 1984
(#84001806)
April 15, 1991 101 Austin St.
29°45′40″N 95°21′22″W / 29.761210°N 95.356116°W / 29.761210; -95.356116 (Macatee Building)
Houston
2 Pillot Building
Pillot Building
June 13, 1974
(#74002073)
October 28, 1994 1006 Congress Ave.
29°45′42″N 95°21′37″W / 29.76171°N 95.36021°W / 29.76171; -95.36021 (Pillot Building)
Houston Collapsed in 1988, reconstructed with original building materials.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions", retrieved May 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ "Downtown Houston" (PDF). Houston Downtown Management District. Retrieved 22 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Barna, Joel Warren (Fall 1983). "Easement Down the Road" (PDF). Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston. Retrieved April 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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