814 Travis Street
800 814 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
|Small||2,500 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Medium||5,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Large||10,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Whole Floor||20,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
- ArchitectHarry Stewart
- Walk Score®97
- Year Built1927
Melli Keenan-Esperson built the 32-story Niels Esperson Building as a memorial to her husband, a Danish-born real estate and minerals speculator.In 1939 Mrs. Esperson had Eberson and his son Drew add a 19-story annex to the Niels Esperson Building, which she named the Mellie Esperson Building.The tallest building in Texas when built, the Niels Esperson Building was designed in an Italian Renaissance style. It features a gold-leaf tower topped by an elaborate six-story tiered monument. In the interior can be found terra cotta urns, bronze elevator doors, arabesque obelisks, and extensive use of imported Roman marble.The original design included an adjacent parking garage. Air conditioning was added in 1938.This building won the 2003-2004 Building of the Year Award in the historical category from the Building Owners and Managers Association.The Niels and Mellie Esperson Buildings contain 570,044 square feet combined.
EaDo, in short for East Downtown, only got its name in 2008 through an online public poll. With a growing art and music scene, it is increasingly identified as an up-and-coming neighborhood. This is especially so with the presence of Warehouse Live, a go-to live music venue in the greater Houston metropolitan area.
Something worth noting is its 10-mile hike and bike trail system, Columbia Tap Trail, that runs continuously from Dynamo Stadium to Med Centre; allowing easy commute for people travelling to work. If you are a fan of Star Wars, you might want to check out Neil’s Bahr - a popular spot amongst the locals for its geek-themed Star Wars memorabilia décor.
Businesses looking to lease their office space within an energetic neighborhood can consider starting your search at EaDo.