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National Biscuit Company Building

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1910, A. G. Zimmerman. 15 Chenevert St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

As the former regional production plant of Nabisco, designed by its corporate architect, the National Biscuit Company building is a five- and six-story concrete-framed, red brick–faced industrial loft featuring a seven-story stair tower at the corner of Chenevert and Ruiz streets. It is the architectural landmark of the Second Ward Wholesale District, which lies on the south side of Buffalo Bayou just across from the Fifth Ward Factory District.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "National Biscuit Company Building", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 336-336.

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