I am researching the history of the building currently occupied by UHD.
We have the following book in our collection:Christian, Garna L
40,000 window panes : the story of the Merchants and
Manufacturers Building / Dr. Garna L. Christian
[Houston : University of Houston, 1983]
CALL # NA6233.H68 M44 1983
To find more on Houston architecture you might want to browse our catalog by going to http://uhd.edu/library and clicking on the gray "Catalog" tab. Search for:
Houston AND buildings
Houston And structures
Manufacturers Building” (keep the quotation marks.)
You may want to search the Houston Chronicle by going to http://uhd.edu/library, selecting the gray databases tab > the letter H > and then scrolling down to select either Houston Chronicle (1901-) or Houston Chronicle Historical Archive.
More information about the history of the UHD building might also be available through the UHD library archives at https://www.uhd.edu/library/archives/Pages/default.aspx .
An interesting UHD news article about the history of the M&M is available here: https://news.uhd.edu/2017/11/15/the-secret-tunnel-for-commerce/