Details for Magnolia Brewery Building (Atlas Number 5201013017)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5201013017

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Marker Number 13017
Atlas Number 5201013017
Marker Title Magnolia Brewery Building
Index Entry Magnolia Brewery Building
Address 715 Franklin
City Houston
County Harris
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 271629
UTM Northing 3294994
Subject Codes manufacturing; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 715 Franklin
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Magnolia Brewery was part of the Houston Ice and Brewing Company, founded in the late 19th century by Hugh Hamilton. Some of the brewery's popular brands included Magnolia, Southern Select and Richelieu beers. This building, designed by H.C. Cooke and Co. in 1912, was part of a much larger complex of structures along Buffalo Bayou. The building's details include pronounced cornice, upswept corner corbelled parapet and stained-glass transoms with a magnolia design. The company closed in 1950, but the building remains a link to the area's industrial history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003