Levy Bros Dry Goods Co.

McKay Company Commercial Photography / 1911
Location: 309 Main

Levy Bros Dry Goods was founded by Abraham and Leo Levy in 1887. At one point, Levy Bros Dry Goods employed over 400 people, which was quite a feat at the time.

1907 Sanborn map showing Levy Bros @ 309 Main

The building visible in the photo no longer exists and the location is currently occupied by the Harris County Administration Building.

A new building was designed in 1929 by Joseph Finger at 914 Main Street, which currently stands today. Finger’s original design was 4 stories, but the building was increased to 22 stories in 1939.

The original 4-story building designed by Joseph Finger
Courtesy of the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
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