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A Modern Classic

Born of the Jazz Age

The 1920s were roaring and oil was booming when Humble Oil founder Ross Sterling erected a 22-story building to house the offices of his newspaper, the Houston Post-Dispatch, and the KRPC radio station. The year was 1926, former Governor William P. Hobby had been named the paper’s president, and Post-Dispatch skyscraper was the tallest in Houston. By 1932, Shell Oil had replaced the paper with its regional headquarters and remained there for most of the mid-century.