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Wortham Tower (American General Building)

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American General Building
1965, Lloyd, Morgan and Jones. 2727 Allen Pkwy.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Built by the American General Insurance Company, once Houston's largest locally owned insurance company, this twenty-five-story concrete and glass tower has always been admired for its cool grace along Allen Parkway. Overhanging floor slabs that shade the tower's deeply recessed curtain wall represented the high style during the 1960s of building an air-conditioned tower in Houston's sunny climate.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Wortham Tower (American General 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, 350-350.

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