Jim West Mansion after renovation: lobby with chandelier and ceiling beams
Color photograph of the lobby of the Jim West Mansion, showing the wood-paneled walls, the ornate beamed ceiling, chandelier, various sofas and armchairs, a fireplace, a table with ashtray, and a view through an open door into the hallway beyond.
Jim West Mansion was built in Clear Lake in the late 1920s by Houston architect Joseph Finger. The property is located at on 3303 NASA Parkway, adjacent to the current site of the Johnson Space Center. Humble Oil purchased the property from the West estate in 1953, then donated it to Rice University eight years later. The mansion housed the Lunar Science Institute (what later became the Lunar and Planetary Institute) from 1969-1991. Rice again took possession of the mansion, then later sold it to the Pappas family, who sold it to Hakeem Olajuwon in 2006.
Places; Jim West Mansion (Houston, Tex.); Mansions--Texas--Houston; Lobbies (Rooms)--Texas--Houston; Rice University--History
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