Houston: Julia Ideson Building

The 1926 Spanish Renaissance-style Julia Ideson Building reflects the optimistic spirit of the 1920s in an oil boom town. But within a decade of completion, the country’s fortunes had turned and, during the Great Depression, the interior became a canvas for muralists of the Works Progress Administration. A total of eight murals painted by three women make it Houston’s largest collection of WPA murals.

 Julia Ideson Building

  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 550 McKinney St., Houston, TX
  • 832-393-1662
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  • National Register of Historic Places