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Houston’s Tallest Building

1932
The JPMorgan Chase Building, formerly the Gulf Building, is a 37-story Art Deco skyscraper in downtown Houston, Texas.

Now
The JPMorgan Chase Tower, formerly Texas Commerce Tower, is a 2.24 million-sq.-ft. skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. It is currently the tallest building in the city and the tallestĀ building in Texas.


Timeline Facts

1932
The Rodeo was first established as The Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition, and the first show was held in 1932 at the Sam Houston Hall

1942
First star entertainer: Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy”; calf scramble event added to the Show’s rodeo.

1961
Name changes to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

1966
New location: Astrodome complex

2003
The 71st Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo celebrates its first year in its new homes: NRG Stadium and NRG Center.

2013
George Strait, Martina McBride, and the Randy Rogers Band set a new all-time performance attendance record with 80,020.

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