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Esperson Building Time Capsule Opened

A time capsule was encased in the Niels Esperson building in downtown Houston when it was built in the early forties. The building’s current management recently opened that capsule, in the presence of family, friends and custodians of the Esperson estate. Virginia Goodrich Heirs of Niels and Mellie Esperson gathered in the lobby of the […]

A time capsule was encased in the Niels Esperson building in downtown Houston when it was built in the early forties. The building’s current management recently opened that capsule, in the presence of family, friends and custodians of the Esperson estate.

Virginia Goodrich
Virginia Goodrich

Heirs of Niels and Mellie Esperson gathered in the lobby of the Esperson buildings on Travis to witness the opening of the time capsule. It was set in place in 1940 as construction began on Mellie’s 19-story building, which joined the taller Niels Esperson Building that had been constructed in the mid-20’s. Virginia Goodrich is a family friend and custodian of the Esperson estate.

The Esperson buildings have restored historical features and finishes, but modern tools of business like broadband Internet have been added.

Cameron Dougal
Dougal Cameron

Dougal Cameron is celebrating ten years managing the properties. Cameron had the honor of opening the time capsule, first finding a Bible, then old copies of Houston newspapers that no longer exist.

The current management intends to keep the historical nature of the Esperson Buildings intact. Items taken from the time capsule will be put on display in the Esperson Buildings.

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