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Property Name Cheek-Neal Coffee Company Building
Reference Number 16000350
State Texas
County Harris
Town Houston
Street Address 2017 Preston
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/7/2016
Areas of Significance Industry
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The 1917 Cheek-Neal Coffee Company Building at 2017 Preston in Houston, Texas, was designed by Houston architects Joseph Finger and James Ruskin Bailey as a regional coffee processing facility for the developers of the Maxwell House brand. The company's Houston building was one of seven similar multi-story buildings across the country where the company roasted, blended, packaged, and shipped coffee nationwide. The Cheek-Neal Coffee Company Building is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A in the area of Industry, at the local level of significance. The period of significance is 1917-1947, beginning at the time of construction through the year the building served as a coffee processing facility.

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