Commerce Towers Inimitable History dates back to the beginnings of Houstoners

The legendary Jesse H. Jones remains a forefather of many of the architects credited for shaping Houston's downtown landscape since the days of urbanization. A visionary in his time, Jones foresaw a future of prosperity in which Houston would develop into a vital, bustling center for business, commerce, and the arts. He oversaw the construction of many spectacular buildings that would endure and reflect his vision of the future.

Nicknamed "Mr. Houston" by his peers, Jones was not only a builder but also a banker, publisher and political leader throughout his lifetime. He advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the economy during the Great Depression and served the Red Cross during both World Wars. In 1928, he built the Commerce Building, considered to be his architectural crowning achievement.

 

Today, the renovated and rehabilitated Commerce Building now houses Commerce Towers, Downtown Houston's premier residential location. Immediate occupancy in our luxury high-rise condominium building is now available. You are invited to view and be part of an integral part of Houston's history and future.

 

Jesse Jones's footprint can be found throughout Houston.  Before serving as the United States Secretary of Commerce under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jones and his wife Mary Gibbs Jones, formed Houston Endowment, Inc. which went on to become the largest private foundation in Texas.  His legacy carries on in many buildings throughout the city.  Jones Hall, Jones School of Management at Rice University, the Jones Student Life Building at the University of Houston are examples. No building better reflects Jones' vision of the future of Houston than Commerce Towers. 

Jesse H. Jones (pictured center below)  was the United States Secretary of Commerce from 1940 - 1945.