Jim West Mansion after renovation: lobby with chandelier and ceiling beams

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Item Metadata 2012-09-18T15:43:47Z 2012-09-18T15:43:47Z 1969
dc.description 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.
dc.description.abstract 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.
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights Rights to this material belong to Rice University. This digital version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
dc.subject Places
dc.subject.lcsh Jim West Mansion (Houston, Tex.)
Lobbies (Rooms)--Texas--Houston
Rice University--History
dc.title Jim West Mansion after renovation: lobby with chandelier and ceiling beams
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2012 ca. 1969
dc.source.collection Jack McCaine NASA papers, 1963-1994, MS 45 box 6, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University wrc02189
dc.type.genre photographs
dc.type.dcmi Image
dc.identifier.citation "Jim West Mansion after renovation: lobby with chandelier and ceiling beams," 1969. Rice University,

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