Jim West Mansion after renovation: lecture hall with chairs
Color photograph of a lecture room in the Jim West Mansion, following its renovation. Shown are the double doors, the marble floor, windows at the back of the room with the curtains drawn, and thirty-five white chairs arranged in seven rows.
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; Auditoriums--Texas--Houston; Rice University--History
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