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Celebrate at one of the Houston Public Library’s three historic buildings. Select from the sophisticated grandeur of elegant Spanish architecture, a glimpse of African culture and history with breathtaking views of Houston’s skyline, or return to the Victorian era with native Texas gardens. Artfully located in the heart of the city, historic Freedman’s Town, or Museum District these modern event spaces transforms into your social event needs.


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In the heart of the city, the historic Julia Ideson Building's distinctive and elegant Spanish architecture stands out amongst the glass contemporary buildings that surround it. As you enter into this 1926 structure, the sophisticated grandeur takes you back to that glorious period making you feel the building's history. Walk reflective Spanish-brick floors through to the grand staircase upwards to the second floor, featuring Tudor Gallery’s marble pillars, the Reading Room’s original wooden fixtures, and the exhibit room which occasionally showcases some of the Library’s archival collection. Look up to see the breathtakingly detailed gold and vibrant colored wood flowers on the ceiling. The exceptional romantic spaces and corridors with high-arched windows, as well as the artwork, make Julia Ideson the perfect destination setting for weddings, galas, formal dinners, photo sessions, business meetings, corporate parties, and a variety of other events.

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