The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Public Lobbies (Downtown)
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6. Mellie Esperson Building
Not nearly as ornate as its neighbor the Niels Esperson building, the Mellie Esperson Building was built in 1941. The 19-story structure was designed by John Eberson and is in the Italian renaissance style.
Houston City Hall
5. Houston City Hall
Houston's City Hall isn't as grand as it might have been had it not been constructed so soon after the Great Depression and as WWII was looming on the horizon. An excellent example of a Works Progress Administration architecture, the building features some 30 friezes by Beaumont artist Herring Cole and co-designer Raoul Jassett.
Niels Esperson Building
4. Niels Esperson Building
The 1927 Niels Esperson building was built for the real estate and oil tycoon by his wife Mellie. John Eberson designed the Italian Renaissance structure most well known for its grand tempietto, which tops off the roof.