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dc.creatorSchlueter, Frank J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T15:40:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T15:40:37Z
dc.date.issued 1928-05-12
dc.identifier.citation Schlueter, Frank J.. "Construction of Sam Houston Hall." (1928) Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/36495.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/36495
dc.description Constructing Sam Houston Hall, commonly known as National Democratic Convention Hall. Kenneth Franzeim was the primary architect with W. A. Dowdy City Architect. Sam Houston Hall, with a seating capacity of 16,000 and six acres of floor space, was built in sixty-four working days.
dc.description.abstract In the winter of 1927 Jesse H. Jones traveled to Washington D.C. with a certified check for $200,000 to enter Houston's bid for the Democratic National Convention to be held the following summer. In what is generally recognized as a conciliatory move, the national committee accepted the city's offer. Even then the nomination of Al Smith-the Catholic, Tammany Hall-backed New York governor who aggressively opposed prohibition-seemed likely, and national party officials in the East felt the need to appease the Protestant, prohibitionist South, which had not hosted a national convention since the Civil War. The convention ran from June 26 through June 29. Al Smith received the nomination. Because of his anti-prohibition stance many anti-Smith Democrats eventually joined forces with Republicans and elected Herbert Hoover in November 1928. (From the Handbook of Texas Online.)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center
dc.rights This material is to be used for personal or research use only. Any other use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission, whether by electronic means or other wise, without prior written permission is prohibited. Permission to use any material in this manuscript must be obtained from Houston Metropolitan Research Center - Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002, 832/393-1658, hpl.archives@cityofhouston.net.
dc.title Construction of Sam Houston Hall
dc.digitization.specifications Photo rotated, cropped and converted to JPEG using Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. Conversion done by PED of MoH on 3/1/2007.
dc.date.digital 2006-10-11
dc.date.original 1928-05-12
dc.source.collection Forms part of the Frank J. Schlueter/Bank of the Southwest Collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
dc.identifier.digital USHMRCMSS0100-941
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