A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 99
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THE CrTY OF HOuVoN, TEXA 99
Chew, C. H. Markham, James D. Dawson, J. V.
Neuhaus, Charles Dillingham, Edwin B. Parker,
John M. Dorrance, S. C. Red, Thornwell Fay,
Daniel Ripley, Thomas J. Freeman, Cleveland
Sewall, B. D. Harris, J. J. Settegast, Jr .
Houston's fifth national bank was the Union
National Bank, organized in 1905. This bank
represents three original banks. The Union Bank
and Trust Company was chartered in 1905. In
1908 it absorbed the Merchants National Bank.
When this was done the bank took its present name
and was chartered as the Union National Bank
with a capital of $1,000,000. This bank is one of the
strongest banks in the South and does an immense
business. The twelve-story steel, reinforced concrete
granite and brick building of this bank is one of
the finest and most attractive buildings in the city.
There are twelve stories above ground and an immense
basement, thus making the building practically
thirteen stories. The basement and ground
floor are used exclusively by the bank, while the
other stories are devoted to modern offices. The
basement is fitted up as elegantly as other parts of
the building and besides the huge vaults, contains
private rooms for the patrons of the bank. There
are safety vaults and store rooms for the safe keeping
of bulky valuables.
The building is entirely independent of all outside
utilities, having its own artesian water supply,
its own heating and electric light plant and its own
chilled air system for use in the summer. There
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/113/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .