You are here

Wortham Tower (American General Building)

-A A +A
American General Building
1965, Lloyd, Morgan and Jones. 2727 Allen Pkwy.

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

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Gerald Moorhead et al., "Wortham Tower (American General Building)", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN66.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 350-350.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,