The bank had a town hall this week. I was personally introduced to the new Corporate Trust CEO!
Outside of the auditorium, there was a wall of framed Hines buildings that featured the immediate surroundings. 601 Travis, 600 Travis, 717 Texas, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, etc.
Details of bank from the 1920, 1921 City of Houston directory.
Established May 1, 1907
The Lumbermans National Bank
Capitol, surplus and profits Over One Million Dollars.
Resources over $10,000,000.00.
Commercial Banking Department.
Savings Department--- 4 per cent. Interest credited twice each year.
Safe deposit vaults.
Travelers checks and letters of credit.
S.F. Carter, President
Guy M. Bryan, Active Vice-President
C.S.E. Holland, Active Vice-President
H.M. Garwood, Vice-President
WM. D. Cleveland, Jr., Vice-President
R.F. Nicholson, Cashier
J.A. Fite, Assistant Cashier
H.J. Bernard, Assistant Cashier
L.R. Bryan, Jr., Assistant Cashier
Board of Directors:
Guy M. Bryan
S.F. Carter, Jr.
WM. D. Cleveland, Jr.
John A. Hulen
Saw Debra Catlett (one of the owners of Griff's) at W. Gray Kroger. Asked her when this will start construction, she said they have to hire an engineer to determine what kind of stormwater retention system, and also waiting on permits. The fire wasn't arson so they got a insurance settlement but are suing the electrical company that did work on the heater the day before the fire.
Cool! I wonder where exactly was this office building?
Found the article in the newspaper The Southwest Citizen dated August 31, 1950. Well, I wonder if the building is still there? Depending on the money of the land, it was probably demolished and a new building took it's place?
Does anyone remember this company, or business?
Oil Co. To Build Office
Grounds for the new $250,000 Triangle Refineries modern covered office building at Kirby and Nottingham were broken Monday by J.B. Saunders, President, West University Place official and other company officers.
The building contract calls for completion in six months, when the company ill move from its present offices in the Neils Esperson Building.
From 75 to 100 employees will work in the two-story building, which will cover 16,500 square feet. The structure will be reinforced with concrete and masonry. Salmon colored bricks trimmed in natural stone will set off an all grass front.
There will be 50 offices in the new Triangle Building. Mahogany and walnut panel with deep carpets will decorate executive rooms, which open onto a landscaped patio. The building also will have a kitchen, employee lunchroom, dining terrace and covered parking area. Musak will provide music in all the offices.
The building was designed by Lenard Gabert and contra ted by Fretz Construction Company.
J.B. Saunders, President of Triangle Refineries, Inc. takes the first dirt from the site of Triangle's new office building. Watching are K. Schroter, Whitt F. Johnson, WUP Secretary, W.C. Buschardt, Jr., WUP Councilman, H.H. Raborn, Vice-President, and C.D. Tinsley.
Looks like George Hermann acquired this local electric company called Woods Electric Company. As the name states, the founder of the business was named ____ Woods. (Forgot his name, I'll need to look into this!)
A little confusing. This was not the Baker-Meyer building in Market Square? I wonder if this was next door then. A Meyer business was, eventually, located in this same building. Maybe Joseph Meyer had two locations next door to each other?
From the newspaper The Houston Post. dated April 21, 1907.
Two petitions, one involuntary and the other voluntary filed.
In the Federal Court.
The proceedings involve the Woods Electric Company of Houston and the Emanual Schwartz of Hallettsville.
The petitioning credits in the involuntary case against the Woods Electric Company and the amounts due each are: George Hermann, $500; F.W. Heitmann Company, $26.66, and Fuller-Cook Hardware Company, $10.20.
In the petition it is alleged that he directors of the company met on April 12 and adopted a resolution admitting the company's insolvency and its inability to pit its debts. This admission is alleged as an act of bankruptcy and upon it the petition as filed.
The company, of which George H. Hermann is President and J.J. Settegast is Secretary, is engaged in trading and mercantile pursuits in Houston--