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Houston MODern Market October 24-26, 2014

Houston Modern Market is the largest cultural celebration of `modern` in Texas. A week full of lectures, films, parties, tours, and an all modern market for fine art, furniture, jewelry, objects, design, architecture, clothing and more. Exhibitors will showcase their best modern wares and offer deals of the century. Put on your best mod chic for the Preview Party with libations, lite bites, live entertainment, and a first chance to buy modern goods. October 22-29, at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street.

FRIDAY, OCT 24: 6pm-10pm Houston Modern Market Preview Party Sponsored by Lynn Goode Vintage Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
Houston Modern Market and Lynn Goode Vintage know how to throw a PARTY! Put on your best mod chic and enjoy libations, lite bites, live entertainment, socializing, and first chance at shopping the modern treasures before the market opens. ($50 three day market pass)

FRIDAY, SAT, & SUN Aluminum Is Beautiful, Utility Objects 1930-1970 An exhibition curated by Don Browne The twentieth century ushered in the industrial age, the aircraft age and later the space age. In this period of mass production, aluminum was a material with driving force. The rapidly rising use of aluminum in industry spawned the production of countless utilitarian designs that introduced the material to everyday living. This rare exhibit, curated by Don Browne, explores through objects and industry photographs the way aluminum contributed to the quality of life.

Don Browne is a well-known longtime collector, design historian, and dealer of twentieth century decorative art and design. His early specialization in mid-century modern and a growing public interest in the period has led to occasions to produce a series of exhibitions featuring pieces he has selected from his collections.

- Mid-Century Modern Revisited 1943-1953, Brazos Projects 2004. – The Hour: Cocktail Time Design, Lawndale Art Center 2008. – Objects by Architects, Houston Modern Market 2012. Exclusively at Houston Modern Market (FREE with Market Pass)

SATURDAY, OCT 25, 2014 10am-6pm Houston Modern Market ($10, two day market pass)

Shop til you drop Mod booths and artist studios. Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007

10am-2pm Vintage Car Show (Free, no ticket required)

11am-2pm FOODIE Truck Picnic

11am LECTURE: From Tourist Court to 3rd Coast Eden: The Galveston Jack Tar Guy W. Carwile, Ken Hollis Endowed Professor, Louisiana Tech University School of Design Guy W. Carwile’s research interests include roadside architecture, vernacular architecture of Louisiana, and early modern architecture of Shreveport. In addition to required architecture courses, he also teaches a survey course on the Architecture of Louisiana as well as courses on HABS Documentation. He is currently co-authoring a book with Dr. Karen Kingsley on the Architectural Works of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener – architects of modern Shreveport. His research interest in the Galveston Jack Tar began in 2007 and continues to the present. (free with Market admission)

1pm LECTURE: Modernist Silver Design in American Silver: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Marissa Hershon, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Coinciding with the exhibition, Silver: An American Art, Selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (on view through February 15, 2015), Marissa Hershon will discuss works by individual silversmiths, including Peer Smed, William G. de Matteo and Maria Regnier, and the role each played within the development of modernist design in America.
Marissa Hershon is Curatorial Assistant for modern and contemporary decorative arts and design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She recently co-authored Silver: An American Art, The Milo M. Naeve Collection of American Silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (free with Market admission)

3pm Modern Architecture Tour, Tour A A guided driving tour by Architectural Historian/Enthusiast Jason Smith $35 Ticket in advance, Limited Seating, Departs from Winter Street Studios

SUNDAY, OCT 26, 2014 10am-5pm Houston Modern Market ($10, two day market pass) Shop til you drop Mod booths and artist studios Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007

11am-3pm FOODIE Truck Picnic

11am LECTURE- Now is the Time: Preservation and Landmark Status for Mid Century Modern Properties A case study presentation by Houston Mod focusing on the preservation of the Style in Steel townhouses (free with Market admission)

1pm LECTURE and Book Signing: The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle James Gast, Author Published in July, 2014, The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle is the story of the people, technology, and times that built the biggest room in the world. The book, recently excerpted in the Houston Chronicle, is the first in-depth look at the design and construction of the Astrodome, highlighting the people who participated and the unprecedented solutions they developed for problems that had not previously existed. The book chronicles an extraordinary achievement in extraordinary times, and its lasting technological and cultural influence. James Gast is a registered architect, specializing in large-scale transportation and infrastructure projects. (free with Market admission)

3pm Modern Architecture Tour, Tour B A guided driving tour by Architectural Historian/Enthusiast Jason Smith $35 Ticket in advance, Limited Seating, Departs from Winter Street Studios

4pm Houston Modern Market Doors close

WEDNESDAY, OCT 29, 2014 7pm Mid Century Modern Auction with Charity Items Benefitting Houston Mod Lewis & Maese Auction House, 1505 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007 (FREE, no ticket required) FREE Cocktails at 6:30pm

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Stephen Fox- Texas Modern Architecture Lecture at ArCH, October 22, 2014, 7 PM

Noted architectural historian and author Stephen Fox will present a lecture entitled Modern Architecture in Texas at ArCH on October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 Houston, Texas 77002.

This illustrated lecture will survey the history of modern architecture in Texas during the twentieth century. Refreshments will begin at 6:30 PM. Special thanks to AIA- Houston for hosting this free event. Parking is available across the street from ArCH at the Hobby Center Garage.

The event is organized by Houston MODern Market which benefits the non-profit preservation group Houston Mod and marks the kick off of the 2014 Houston MODern Market.

Visit HoustonMODernMarket.com for details of this week`s activities which include lectures, mod shopping, opening party, exhibition, car show, architecture tours, and much more MODness!

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Endangered 1957 Mod is September 28th Mod of the Month

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, September 28, 2014 for a Mod of the Month event from 2 - 4 PM.

Help us find a new preservation-minded owner for this endangered dramatic 1950`s modern / contemporary style house situated 8 miles southwest of downtown.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20-26, 2014.

Location:
9110 Bassoon Drive
Woodshire, Houston, TX 77025

This dramatic house was custom designed and built for Joseph T. Finkelstein, co-founder and former president of the Alley Theater. Finkelstein was an actor in New York and Houston and commissioned architects Dunaway & Jones to model portions of this 1957 house after stage sets he admired.

The living area has a high-sweeping beamed ceiling terminating in a second level loft space accessed by an open-riser stairway with landing on the elevated hearth. A brick fireplace flanked by double-height plate glass windows commands the longest wall of the room. Entertaining is made swanky yet casual with the kitchen and dining areas flowing freely into the living space. The kitchen is mostly original with the addition of a full sized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.

This ultimate bachelor pad has only one bedroom (but has plenty of room to add more if necessary as the lot is almost 1/3 acre in size). The master bath is impressive for its time, approximately 256 SF, and contains the original sunken tub, double shower, portioned commode and urinal, plus a large mirrored corner hair and makeup station. A private sun terrace is accessed by a sliding glass door flanked by plate glass windows separating two indoor/outdoor planter boxes melding inside and outside.

The grounds were handsomely developed with walkways and plantings from the period. A large vintage swimming pool and terrace can once again be the scene for memorable entertaining.

Note: The event will provide full access to the exterior areas. The house interior can be viewed only through the windows. Interior tours can be scheduled with the agent.

Upcoming Events
Downtown Modern Walking Tour: Houston Mod and Preservation Houston invite you to examine the historic layers, styles and technologies of Houston`s skyline built between 1940 and 1980. The event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day, a nationwide celebration of mid-20th century architecture. October 12, 2PM. Advance tickets are required.

Houston Modern Market: A Texas-sized weekend full of lectures, films, parties, tours, and a market showcase of modern fine art, furniture, jewelry, objects, design, architecture, clothing and more. Exhibitors will offer deals of the century on their best modern wares. The evening of October 24, put on your best mod chic for the Preview Party with libations, lite bites, and live entertainment. October 22-26 at Winter Street Studios.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications will be sold at Sunday`s event.

We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!


 
Walking Tour of Downtown Houston`s MOD Highlights: October 12, 2014 for DoCoMoMo National Tour Day

Houston Mod and Preservation Houston invite you to join us for a reprise of the special downtown walking tour offered during the DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in the spring. The tour weaves through the heart of Houston`s business district, showcasing the historic layers of the city`s iconic skyline. Stops include internationally recognized works by I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as well as surprising mid-century gems from local architects.
Afterward, join us for an optional visit to one of Houston`s favorite watering holes for conversation and drinks.

Date: Sunday, 10/12/14

Time: 2:00 PM

Cost: $8.50 for DoCoMoMo US, Houston MOD, and Preservation Houston members/$11.50 for general public

Registration: Space is limited on this tour and reservations are required.
Visit http://downtownmod.eventbrite.com to book your ticket.

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August 2014 Mod of the Month ~Open House in Larkwood!

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, August 24, 2014 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

Help us find a new preservation-minded owner for this well designed 1950s modern / contemporary style house, situated about 12 miles southwest of downtown Houston.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.
The next MODern Market will be held in October 20-26, 2014.

Event Location:
8901 Sandpiper Drive
Larkwood, Section 1, Houston, TX 77074

The original design intentions of this attractive 1950s contemporary style house continue to shine through, making it a great house for today and tomorrow. A number of talented architects including William Floyd, Harwood Taylor, William Jenkins and Lucian Hood designed houses in this neighborhood. It is not known who designed this house.

Situated on a spacious tree shaded corner lot, the architect-owned house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car carport. The living room features a tall sloped ceiling, long unpainted brick wall, hardwood flooring and a glass sliding door leading to the patio and back yard.

Upcoming Events

Film Fest: Architecture Center Houston, AIA Houston present their 4th annual ArCH Film Festival August 21 - 23, 2014, 7 PM each night, at 315 Capitol Street, Suite 120, Houston 77002. This year`s topic is Architecture Meets Life. Details

Mod Art Exhibition: The Mayor`s Office, in conjunction with William Reaves Fine Art, brings a splendid selection of art works by many of Houston`s earlier painters (including mid-century modern favorites) to the walls of City Hall thru October 1, 2014 with special reception, tour and talk on Texas Modernism, September 17, 5 - 7:30 PM. Details

Mod Walking Tour: Save the date of October 12, 2 PM, for a tour of downtown Houston to be held in conjunction with the 2014 DoCoMoMo National Tour Day. Details

Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications will be sold at Sunday`s event.

We hope to see you!

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Krakower Mod Open Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3-5 PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 13, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 3 - 5 PM.

Help us find a new preservation minded owner for this important 1950s modern/contemporary style house, situated near the Houston Medical Center, southwest of downtown Houston.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.
The next MODern Market will be held October 20-26, 2014.

Location: 3615 N. Braeswood Blvd.
Braes Heights, Houston, TX 77025

Noted architect Joseph Krakower and his designer Herb Greene designed this house for the Salzman family in 1957. It`s listing in the Houston AIA Architecture Guide states, `Herb Green`s hand is evident in this low-slung Braes Heights house, especially in the vertical slot windows that take the place of corners and the tense profile of the hipped roof.` The house features large free flowing formal living and dining rooms along with a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a two-car attached garage, all still lovingly cared for by it`s original owner. The original set of blueprints will be on display.

Joseph David Krakower was born in Houston in 1921 and graduated from Rice Institute in 1942 with a BA and in 1943 with a BS in Architecture. He then attended USC where he continued his architectural education and received a Masters in Architecture degree in 1947. He worked for Robert Kerrah and Lenard Gabert before starting his own firm in 1949. Herb Greene was Krakower`s designer from 1954 - 1958. He studied under Bruce Goff in Oklahoma. Another example of their work is next door at 3611 plus another house by Krakower is around the corner at 3506 Glen Arbor. Parking is available on Glen Arbor as well as Edloe and Tartan streets where a number of striking mid-century modern houses remain.

Upcoming Events

Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday`s event.

We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!

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Tour Three Mods at the June 8th Mod of the Month in Glenbrook Valley and Meadowcreek Village

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 8, 2014 for our award winning Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

Three vintage modern/contemporary style houses, situated southeast of downtown Houston are featured. They are all in need of new preservation-minded owners.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20 - 26, 2014.
Special opportunity Sunday- MODern Market dealers Karen of Mod Pod and Don Browne will be displaying some of their latest finds!
Get a sneak peak and early opportunity at what`s to come this fall at MODern Market.

8008 Colgate Street, Glenbrook Valley, Section 11, Houston, Texas 77061

This spacious 1960`s modern house, restored for today and tomorrow, is perched high on a .8 acre sloping site enjoying sweeping views of Sim`s Bayou which gracefully traces it`s western property edge. A thorough renovation of the 5,800+ square foot house included replacement of much of the wood framing, installation of triple paned windows, spray insulation, deluxe media and smart-wired electronic equipment and Thermador appliances. The original curved steel staircase is the focal point of the entry and living areas. Elsewhere, there are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths plus additional areas opening to the expansive patios overlooking the bayou.

Glenbrook Valley is Houston`s largest contiguous historic district and the state`s first and largest post WWII historic district. It was recently proclaimed a top pick by This Old House magazine, and named one of the hot neighborhoods of 2014 by Houstonia magazine.
(Link GlenbrookValley.org)
House not listed on HAR. Price $525,000.00

5222 Sleepy Creek Drive, Meadowcreek Village, Section 7, Houston, Texas 77017

Poised on a gorgeous wooded lot in Meadowcreek`s premier section, this mid-century modern house is loaded with character and architectural details. The entry is impressive with double front doors and a natural flagstone planter. Gracious formals with folding doors open wide to join the huge den with a vaulted wood beamed ceiling that soars over a mock brick fireplace divider wall partially screening the spacious kitchen and breakfast area. Additional features include a private study, detached bonus space, vintage tile master bath with dual dressing areas and vanities, multiple closets and built ins plus storm windows.

Meadowcreek Village is a lovely naturally wooded neighborhood of beautiful houses and caring folks located east of IH- 45 and Glenbrook Valley. Development began in 1950 and proceeded thoughtfully through the 1970`s. The active civic club enforces the deed restrictions and encourages neighborhood improvement.

(Link: www.meadowcreekvillage.org)

Visit with MODern Market dealers Karen of Mod Pod and Don Browne at this location!

5433 Whispering Creek Way, Meadow Creek Village, Section 8, Houston, Texas 77017

Here is a jewel of an early 1960`s mid-century modern/vintage contemporary house tucked away on a secluded street, on a large bayou lot shaded by mature Oak trees. Downtown Houston is only moments away. Great original details such as lighting fixtures, wood beams, and pristine original tile baths are breathtaking. The open floor plan lives larger than the actual square footage and full length windows bring in abundant natural light. The private backyard has expansive views of the naturalistic bayou setting.

News & Upcoming Events

Thanks to all who attended and sponsored DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in Houston. Modsters from across the country visited Houston to examine modernism`s legacy and consider its future.

Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please inquire at the event or e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday`s event.

We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month! More information and photos available at the Houston Mod discussion page at HAIF- Houston Architecture Information Forum: http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/30457-3-mod-houses-open-june-8-2014-sunday/

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May 2014 Mod of the Month in Tanglewood- Join Us!

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, May 18, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

Two vintage 1960`s modern/contemporary style houses, situated west of downtown Houston are featured. They are both in need of new preservation-minded owners.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20 - 26, 2014.

553 Brown Saddle St., Tanglewood, Houston, Texas 77057

HAR LINK http://search.har.com/engine/dispSearch.cfm?mlnum=19054623

The nationally recognized architecture firm of George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce custom designed this sophisticated modern house in the early 1960`s. Interior spaces are organized around a courtyard which provides an almost seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the main living areas yet maintains privacy from the street. Rooms are spacious including four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms where handsome custom cabinetry is integral. Pierce and Pierce`s own houses were of similar design and located in the general area.

George F. Pierce was from Dallas, Texas, a graduate of SMU and Rice (1943), and taught architecture at Rice. Abel B. Pierce (no relation to George) was from Blessing, Texas and a descendent of Jonathan and brother Shanghai Pierce, cattle barons and founders of Rancho Grande, once over 250,000 acres near Bay City. Abel Pierce was a 1930 graduate of Rice Institute. The Pierce - Pierce firm was founded in 1948.

6101 & 6103 San Felipe St., Westhaven Estates, Houston, Texas 77057

HAR LINK http://search.har.com/engine/dispSearch.cfm?mlnum=64857294

Contrasting architectural elements similar to those found in the Barcelona Pavilion are incorporated in this handsome duplex located west of Houston`s Galleria. A dominate horizontal is established by a hovering concrete roof plane supported by thin columns in places and massive brick walls in others. Sliding glass walls and windows extend truly from the white terrazzo floor to the ceiling while interior walls and door frames are articulated with reveals. Each unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a swimming pool in a landscaped courtyard.

While research continues, we attribute the design to architect William S. Tamminga, partner of the Houston firm O`Neil Ford and Associates along with Ford and Richard Colley of 1953-1956. Tamminga was a graduate of Rice Institute and later taught architecture there according to his son, also an architect. The Youtz-Slick Lift-Slab construction method, seldom seen in residential construction, was used on this duplex. After the foundation was poured, a second steel reinforced slab was poured and hydraulically elevated on columns to become the roof plane. The original buildings of Trinity University were built using this method. Tamminga went on to design and oversee the construction of the Texas Instruments facility in Houston as well as a lift-slab house for Errol Flynn in Jamaica and Frenchman`s Cove resort in the Caribbean which also featured a lift-slab.

News & Upcoming Events

Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be available at Sunday`s event.


 
April is MODern Month in Houston and Texas
2014 Event List

Houston Mod established MODern Month in April 2010 to bring attention to the importance of protecting modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. In 2011 Preservation Texas expanded the program to a state-wide focus.

AIA Exhibition- How I See It
April 1 - 18, 2014, M - Th 9 AM - 5 PM, Fri 9 AM - 3 PM
ArCH, 315 Capitol Street, Free
https://aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/How-I-See-It-Houston-Architecture/eh/

Reaves Fine Art Gallery Exhibition- Views of the Texas Coast
April 1 - 26, 2014, Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
2313 Brun Street, Free
www.reavesart.com

House Tour Mod of the Month
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2 - 4 PM
852 Kuhlman Road by Neuhaus & Taylor, 1957
http://www.houstonmod.org/

Rice School of Architecture Lecture- Mies Constructs by Phyllis Lambert
Monday, April 14, 2014, 5:30 PM
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University, Free
http://arch.rice.edu/Lecture-Series/

UH College of Architecture Lecture & Book Signing- The Architecture of Art Museums by Ronnie Self
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM
MFA-H, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Free Ticket Required
http://www.arch.uh.edu/index.php/News-and-Events/news-and-announcements

TSU Lecture- Urban Planning & Enviromental Policy by Edward J. Blakely
Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:30 PM
McCoy Auditorium, First Floor, School of Public Affairs Building, TSU, Free
http://www.houstontomorrow.org/events/details/edward-j.-blakely-lecture/
http://tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/publicaffairs/files/pdf/UPEP-Lecture1-S14_Ltr.pdf (map)

Design Fair- Lecture In Praise of Man-Made Nature by Kerrie Jacobs
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM
MFA-H, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Free Ticket Required
http://lawndaleartcenter.org/events/designfair/designfair2014.shtml

Design Fair- Preview Party & Sale
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6 - 9 PM
Lawndale Art Center 4912 Main Street, Admission Charged

Design Fair- Fair Days & Talks
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 - 27, 2014, 10 AM - 5 PM
Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, Admission Charged

AIA Walking Tour- Towers &Trees
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM
City Hall, 900 Smith Street, Admission Charged
https://aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/Towers-Trees-Downtown-Walking-Tour/eq/

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MODern Month 2014 Poster


 
Harwood Taylor`s Daring Mod Bridge House Open April 13, 2014, 2-4 PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, April 13, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

Let`s help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage 1950`s modern style house situated west of downtown Houston in the Memorial villages area.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20 - 26, 2014.

852 Kuhlman Road, Memorial Oaks, Hunters Creek Village, Houston, Texas 77024

Architect Harwood Taylor, of the firm Neuhaus & Taylor, designed this house for the Lomis and Marcia Slaughter family for a topographically challenging site at the north end of Kuhlman Road. Completed in 1957, the house bridges a ravine originating in the center of the front yard, widening and deepening under the front stairs toward the expansive naturalistic sloped rear side of the nearly acre sized property. Floor to ceiling walls of glass view the setting from every major room. Steel I- beams compose a system of exposed columns while steel bar joists, some exposed, support the flat roof.

The Houston Mod publication Booming Houston and the Modern House- Residential Architecture of Neuhaus & Taylor, 1955- 1960 thoroughly describes Houston`s architectural scene at the time this house was designed plus a number of other designs by Harwood Taylor.

On Sunday, please park in the cul-de-sac at the north end of Kuhlman Road and walk down the private lane to the house. There are three parking spaces at the house reserved for folks requiring less walking.

News & Upcoming Events

April is MODern Month in Houston and Texas. This year`s list of events can be found at the Houston Mod website. After Mod of the Month, the next two events are:

Monday, April 14, 2014, 5:30 PM Lecture: Rice School of Architecture: Mies Constructs by Phyllis Lambert Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University, Free http://arch.rice.edu/Lecture-Series/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM Lecture & Book Signing: UH College of Architecture- The Architecture of Art Museums by Ronnie Self MFA-H, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Free Ticket Required http://www.arch.uh.edu/index.php/News-and-Events/news-and-announcements

Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Thanks to all who attended and sponsored last month`s DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in Houston. Modsters from across the country visited Houston to examine modernism`s legacy and consider its future.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday`s event. We hope to see you Sunday for Mod of the Month.

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Tour two 1950`s modern houses March 23, 2014, 2-4 PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, March 23, 2 - 4 PM, for a Mod of the Month open house event.

Two vintage 1950`s modern/contemporary style houses, situated southwest of downtown Houston are featured. They are in need of new preservation-minded owners.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held in the Fall of 2014.

4520 Oleander Street, Cranford Place, Bellaire, Texas 77401

HAR LINK none- (This house is being sold by owner and may already be option pending.)

Architect William Jenkins, associate of the firm William N. Floyd Associates (possibly assisted by Harwood Taylor) designed and built this beautiful modern house in 1952 for Arthur and Hannah Ginzbarg on a large lot in the City of Bellaire. Mrs. Ginzbarg has recently died. Her son who lives out of state is looking for a new owner for the house who will promise to preserve it.

The house was cherished by the family and thoughtfully maintained in original condition in hopes it would someday attract an appreciative next owner. It has a compact and efficient design incorporating many fine details such as walls of floor to ceiling operable windows, blueprint matched wood cabinet walls, built-in TV and hi-fi system, built in clock, cork flooring and a tectum ceiling. Next door and two doors down, to the East, Jenkins and Taylor built two similar houses which have been demolished and replaced with enormous houses.

More information about this house can be found in the Houston Mod publication High Style in the Suburbs- The Early Modern Houses of William R. Jenkins, 1951 - 1958

5702 Warm Springs, Westbury, Section 3, Houston, Texas 77035

HAR LINK http://search.har.com/engine/5702-Warm-Springs-Rd-Houston-TX-77035_HAR97028417.htm

Rob and Laura Petrie of the 1960`s Dick Van Dyke television program would be right at home in this still authentic house built for the 1959 Parade of Homes in the Westbury neighborhood. Architect Jack W. Knostman, of the firm Knostman & Webster, designed the house as well as two others for the `59 Parade plus oversaw the architectural control committee that year. He was a 1936 graduate of Rice Institute.

The house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and large open living, dining and kitchen areas as well as many unique features incorporated in response to surveys of thousands of potential home buyers from the previous year`s event. The house was included in Art & Architecture magazine. The original promotional material states, A gay informal note is struck by the Hawaiian lanai entrances which are located on each side of the house behind the carports (now enclosed). The housewife hasn`t been left out. Her paradise is a beautiful kitchen of inspired design...which remains in near mint condition.

News & Upcoming Events

Thanks to all who attended and donated to the successful DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in Houston. Modsters from across the country visited Houston last week to examine modernism`s legacy and consider its future.

April is MODern Month in Houston and Texas. This year`s roster of events will be issued soon. Visit the Preservation Texas website for more information.

(link to Preservation Texas) http://www.news4landscape.com/email/2013modmonth.pdf )

Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday`s event.

We look forward to seeing you at the March Mod of the Month event!

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HAR Link



Living Room, 210 Pine Hollow Lane
Two Mod Open Houses for MOD OF THE MONTH, Feb 23, 2014

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, February 23, for Mod of the Month from 2 - 4 PM.

Two vintage 1950`s modern/contemporary style houses, situated in the prime Post Oak/Galleria area of near west Houston, are featured as February`s Mod of the Month. They are both presently available for purchase and in need of a new preservation-minded owners.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.
Next MODern Market: May 13 - 18, 2014


210 Pine Hollow, Houston TX 77056
Pine Hollow, Section 2

HAR LINK
http://search.har.com/engine/dispSearch.cfm?MLNUM=76530745

Pine Hollow is a secluded lane lined with some of Houston`s most significant mid-twentieth-century modern houses. Architects represented there include Harwood Taylor (275), William Jenkins (218), Preston Bolton (266), Wilson, Morris & Crain (250) and William Floyd (266). In 1957, Herbert H. Ulbricht of the firm Nunn, Nunn, & Ulbricht designed the fantastic contemporary house at 210 Pine Hollow to take advantage of the picturesque acre-plus wooded bayou setting by opening all major rooms with glass walls viewing the naturalistic setting. Even with all the openess, there is still room for an extensive art collection. The maticously maintained house has five bedrooms and four and one half baths. Rooms have high ceilings and many open to the five porches. This house was designed for William B. Bates, a successful lawyer and Chairman of the Board of Bank of the Southwest.

Herbert H. Ulbricht was born in Lockhart in 1923 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1949. He became a registered architect in Texas in 1952. He was a partner of Stayton Nunn and his son, Stayton Nunn, Jr., from 1957-1960. He is married to Stayton Nunn`s daughter, Martha. In 1960 he opened his own firm where he designed Anson Jones Elementary School (1967), Long Point National Bank (1967), and Northwest Savings Building (1969). He and his wife designed their own house located at 5239 Loch Lomond in Meyerland. Mr. Ulbricht is in the process of sending Houston Mod more information about his career.


5215 Stamper Way, Houston TX 77056
Sage Addition

HAR Link
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This super-swank mod, located two blocks from Houston`s Galleria, was designed in 1956 by architect Hugh Gragg and has only had one owner. It has large and flowing spaces still detailed with the most appreciated materials and styles of the 1950`s. The living room and den each have a fireplace wall plus there is an additional living area connecting the two rooms. There are four bedrooms and two and a half bath rooms. The back of the house is lined with glass walls shaded by extremely wide cantilevered roof overhangs. Landscape architects Bishop and Walker designed the grounds in 1957 including a handsome large swimming pool, coordinated canted planter boxes, and incorporated a wide array of interesting plantings.

Architect Hugh E. Gragg (1920-2006) was a graduate of Rice Institute where he received a B.A. degree in 1941, a B.S. degree in Architecture in 1942, and an M.A. degree in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was released to inactive duty in 1946. He worked as an architect for two years in the offices of Wilson, Morris, and Crain and for two additional years in the offices of Stayton Nunn-Milton McGinty. From 1951 until 1953, he served as assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas in Austin. In 1954 he returned to Houston and opened his own office. In 1948, he married Annette Gano, a Rice alumna and architect with whom he practiced until his retirement. He and his wife worked alone; they were proud of having no employees. Mrs. Gragg was an heir of the Howard Hughes estate.

Hugh Gragg was the architect for nine elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District and for schools in the Cypress Fairbanks and Spring Branch school districts. He was the architect for Clarewood House and the Florence Crittenton Services building in Houston and for Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. He was also the architect for numerous office buildings and private residences. Everything he undertook was done with seriousness of purpose; even the smallest detail received careful attention.

Upcoming Events

Houston Mod will host the second annual DoCoMoMo, US National Symposium in Houston March 13 - 15, 2014. Modsters from across the country are invited to convene in Houston to examine modernism`s legacy and consider its future.

Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday`s event.



Docomomo Architecture & Design Symposium Comes to Houston!

Join Houston Mod this March for the second annual Docomomo US National Symposium here in Houston.

Early registration is now available for what will be a lively and surprising context for the examination of modernism`s legacy, and consideration of its future, in Houston and in Texas. We are pleased to announce the main symposium events and presentation will take place at the University of St. Thomas, which was designed by Philip Johnson in 1958. Additional information, including tours and presentations, is forthcoming.

Houston Mod hopes you will join us to share knowledge, experience, and advance preservation of modern architecture intellectually and professionally.

DATES: March 13-16, 2014

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Event website and registration



Hillside Pool
November Mod of the Month

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, November 24, for Mod of the Month, 2 - 4 PM

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.
Next MODern Market: February 3 - 9, 2014

A vintage modern/contemporary style townhouse, situated 3 miles west of downtown Houston along picturesque Memorial Drive, is featured as November`s Mod of the Month. The Hillside unit is presently available for purchase and in need of a new preservation-minded owner.

Hillside Townhomes
5230 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

This spacious two bedroom, two bathroom, circa 1960 mod townhouse is supremely situated directly across Buffalo Bayou from River Oaks` Tiel Way enclave of modernism and only a few blocks east of the beautiful 1,500 acre Memorial Park. It`s also convenient to the Galleria, Heights, and Washington Avenue areas. Herbert William Linnstaedter of the firm Swenson & Linnstaedter designed, built, and originally owned the complex. Considered extremely fashionable and exceptional in design when completed, the details include wood beamed sloped ceilings, brick interior walls, copper-trimmed fire places, and specially detailed windows. The terraced grounds are beautifully landscaped and include a sparkling swimming pool.

Herbert William Linnstaedter (1925-1996) was a native Texan who, as a teen, fought with the 99th infantry division at the Battle of the Bulge. He then graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in architecture and further studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was certified as an architect in Texas in 1957 and was an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Houston. He was married to Celestine Linnstaedter who was a doctor of psychiatry at the VA Hospital. Swenson & Linnstaedter shared an office with Donald Barthelme where a number of Houston`s most modern buildings were designed. In 1960 the firm opened a branch office in Dallas, Texas.

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Astrodome
SAVE THE ASTRODOME Vote Yes on Prop. 2, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Houston Mod and the Save The Dome Coalition respectfully ask for your support in the passage of Proposition 2. On Election Day this November 5th, the fate of OUR ASTRODOME will be in the hands of the citizens of Harris County.

OUR ASTRODOME is an architectural marvel and a symbol of Houston`s ingenuity. Its construction thrust Houston into the global spotlight. Over the years, OUR ASTRODOME hosted significant events and attracted millions of visitors to Houston. Houston Mod supports this opportunity to once again show the world what our community is capable of and ensure this internationally recognized icon will be saved for future generations.

Proposition 2 will authorize the sale of $217 million in bonds to create a special events and exhibition facility, while preserving the structure and the spatial experience of the Dome. If approved, Proposition 2 would raise taxes by $8 for a typical $200,000 home.

We encourage you to follow the links below to learn more facts about the economic and cultural impacts of the New Dome Experience.

The preservation coalition working to save OUR ASTRODOME is comprised of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Houston, Houston Mod, American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Houston, Houston Arts and Media, and Docomomo US.

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Voting Information



Sylvan Beach Pavilion
2013 DoCoMoMo National Tour Day October 5, 2013 at Sylvan Beach

Join Houston Mod for the 2013 DoCoMoMo National Tour Day

Enjoy a special sneak-preview tour of the restored Sylvan Beach Pavilion on the beach in La Porte. The pavilion is a rare and significant example of a shore-side recreational structure from the modern movement.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 Private tour starts at 1PM

Where: 1 Sylvan Beach Drive, La Porte, TX

Details: Refreshments will be served.
$5 suggested donation.



Butler House by Barnstone & Aubry
Barnstone & Aubry`s Butler House Featured as Mod of the Month Sunday, September 15, 2013- Join us in Richmond

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, September 15, for Mod of the Month from 2 - 4 PM.

This is a special opportunity to study a house by the noted architects Howard Barnstone and Gene Aubry. The house is in need of new preservation-minded owners.

Richmond`s Jane Long neighborhood is located 22 miles southwest of the Galleria on Highway 59/69 near Grand Parkway.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

109 Hillcrest Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469 Jane Long Addition

Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubry designed this outstanding modern house situated on over 3 rolling acres in the beautiful Jane Long addition of Richmond, Texas for the Butler family.

A long curving drive terminates in a gated circle at the entrance to the expansive four bedroom house built in the mid 1960`s. Architectural historian Stephen Fox reports the house originally had a flat roof. The house is meticulously detailed with carefully proportioned rooms, walls of glass, fireplaces, floor to ceiling doors and abundant storage. C. C. `Pat` Fleming was the landscape architect.

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518 Circle Way
Mod of the Month in Lake Jackson

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 25, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM.

Three fantastic mid-century modern houses in the new town of Lake Jackson will be open for touring. All seek new preservation-minded owners. Lake Jackson is located 48 miles south of the Astrodome on Highway 288. Special thanks to Marty Merritt, organizer of the 2012 Lake Jackson tour, for researching this event.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

518 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Architect Ernest L. Shult designed this stylish mostly flat roofed contemporary style house for Russell and Bernice Gibbs about 1951. The expansive house, situated on almost an acre of land along Oyster Creek, features large rooms and abundant storage. The living room has a sloped ceiling with clearstory windows and a handsome accent wall containing a fireplace with special brick design and built-in blonde-tone wood cabinets and bookcase. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ernest L .Shult was a 1923 graduate of Rice Institute and became a registered architect in Texas in 1938. He worked in Houston for the well known architect Alfred C. Finn and later opened his own office.


530 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

The free flow of indoor and outdoor spaces sets the theme for this unique house designed by architect Allen R. Williams, Jr. for John and Grace Keselik. It is designed to allow expansive views of the large shaded creek-front site. The details are amazing. Exquisite redwood panels the living area while the kitchen has been thoughtfully composed with extensive counter and storage space. Openness abounds with the high ceilings and abundant windows. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a game room and screened porch. Allen Williams was a 1946 graduate of the University of Texas and became an architect in Texas in 1946. He worked briefly for John F. Staub then established his own office in Houston where he practiced for the rest of his career.


530 Oak Drive
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Here is yet another creek-front mid-century modern house in beautiful Lake Jackson. High sloped ceilings, skylights and plate glass walls open and brighten this free flowing four bedroom house situated on almost an acre of land. The open concept living and kitchen areas are designed for entertaining. The original owner has been contacted and hopes to provide the history and original plans for the house including the architect`s name.



Deal Street Mod of the Month
Mod of the Month, July 28, 2013 at 3506 Deal Street in Braes Terrace, 3-5 PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 28, for Mod of the Month from 3-5 PM.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.


3506 Deal Street, Braes Terrace, Section 2, 77025

This early 1950`s flat roofed contemporary is located near the center of the city, especially convenient to the Medical Center, Hermann Park, and Astrodome areas and only a half mile to the Braes Bayou exercise trail. Many of the original mid-century details remain in nice condition such as wood paneling and handsome built-ins in the den plus the fantastic kitchen with built-in glass front china display and vintage laminate countertops. There are four bedrooms and two full baths in this bright and open plan with many windows and walls of glass viewing the beautiful tree shaded landscape. Come see the potential in this well situated mod.


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1807 Wroxton Rd. by Charles Tapley, FAIA
Mod of the Month in Southampton Place & Tanglewood

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 23, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.


1807 Wroxton Road, Southampton Place 77005

A sophisticated residence by architect Charles Tapley, FAIA, offers gallery-style spaces connecting private living pavilions. Timeless design has been protected and intelligently updated. Amenities include a luxurious bedroom suite with floating staircase and loft, a dramatic library/den with bath and double-height ceilings, plus clerestory windows, and a private shaded front courtyard with sparkling pool.

Charles Tapley is a 1955 graduate of Rice University and became a registered architect in Texas in 1960 and a registered landscape architect in 1970. He founded Tapley & Associates in 1960 where he has designed many signature landmarks in the Houston area such as Tranquility Park, the Contemporary Art Museum, a courtyard landscape at the Museum of Fine Arts, Buffalo Bayou parks and improvements, the Camp Allen Retreat, various churches, residences, as well as playgrounds and parks for the Texas Medical Center. He is an Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. Tapley was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1979 for his outstanding contributions to the profession. In 2011 Tapley received the Houston AIA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tapley`s archive is at Rice University: Charles Tapley architectural collection, MS 523, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


6127 Riverview Way, Tanglewood 77057

This ultra-modern redesign by architect Tom Hurt, AIA was recently completed near Houston Country Club in the Tanglewood neighborhood. Portions of the original 1966 modern house remain including the original poured in place terrazzo floors which gleam in the expansive light-filled living space complete with built in seating and a modern fireplace. The master bedroom occupies it`s own wing with spacious dressing and bath areas. A guest room is also downstairs. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms, a playroom and a secluded study. Every room features great natural light, interesting architectural angles, and sleek modern finishes.

Hurt Partners Architects is an architectural practice in Austin, Texas, headed by principal Tom Hurt, AIA. The firm’s built and ongoing work is known for its well-proportioned and dynamic forms and spaces as well as sensitive relationships to its site. Hurt Partners designs highly sustainable buildings- limiting building size by careful study of clients’ needs and reusing and readapting buildings and building materials where possible. Hurt received his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.




Anat Geva Book
Authors in Architecture Lecture: `Frank Lloyd Wright`s Sacred Architecture: Faith, Form and Building Technology`

Authors in Architecture Lecture: `Frank Lloyd Wright`s Sacred Architecture: Faith, Form and Building Technology` by Anat Geva

Faculty fellow at Texas A&M University Ana Geva will present her book, Frank Lloyd Wright`s Sacred Architecture: Faith, Form and Building Technology, the first comprehensive study of Frank Lloyd Wright`s sacred architecture. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6 p.m. Architecture Center Houston 315 Capitol Suite 120 Houston, TX 77002

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AIA Houston



Featured Films for 2013
Houston Modern Architecture Film Festival April 15-22, 2013

Houston Modern Market and Design OnScreen bring 5 different award-winning films to Houston as part of April Modern Month.

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See the complete schedule



Casa del Sol, Harlingen TX, 1961, Taniguchi & Croft
BORDER MODERN: The Modern Architecture of the Texas-Mexico Border

Lecture Stephen Fox, renowned architectural historian

Wednesday, April 17, 7pm
Architecture Center Houston / AIA Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120, Houston
Free admission, limited seating

This 1-1/2-hour illustrated talk will examine mid-twentieth-century modern architecture produced on both sides of the Texas-Tamaulipas border, spanning the 225 miles from Laredo-Nuevo Laredo downriver on the Río Grande to Brownsville-Matamoros and the Gulf of Mexico.

It will contrast the reception of modern architecture in the border cities of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas with the ways it was interpreted in the Lower Río Grande Valley of far south Texas to demonstrate how border modernism reflected national trends and national patterns of cultural transmission. This contrasted with the nineteenth century, when a regionally distinct architectural vernacular took form on both sides of the border.

The talk will highlight the careers of such outstanding border architects as John G. York and Alan Y. Taniguchi of Harlingen; Merle A. Simpson of Weslaco; David P. Ashcroft of McAllen; Bowman Swanson Hiester of Harlingen and Brownsville; and Ignacio López Bancalari, Luis MacGregor Krieger, and Sergio Paredes Rangel of Matamoros.

Additionally, it will focus on exemplary modern building projects by architects from outside the region: Richard Neutra of Los Angeles, Wiltshire & Fisher of Dallas, Caudill Rowlett Scott of Bryan and Houston, Kenneth E. Bentsen of Houston; and Mario Pani and Juan Sordo Madaleno of México City.

`Border Modern` will demonstrate the architectural richness--and cultural complexity--of mid-twentieth-century modern architecture along the lower Río Grande.

Houston Mod thanks Houston Modern Market and Architecture Center Houston for help in making this special event possible.



Confluence Theater, Marmon Mok Associates, 1968
HemisFair ’68 at Risk

Changes are planned for San Antonio’s world’s fair site, HemisFair ‘68, and they have fans of modern architecture concerned. Intended to celebrate the city’s 250-anniversary and a confluence of cultures, HemisFair ’68 was a six-month exposition opened by First Lady Ladybird Johnson in April 1968. Typical of a world’s fair, various states, nations, and corporations built new exhibition halls in the styles of the period, some of which are exceptional examples of modern architecture. Given San Antonio’s established preservation ethic, they also retained and repurposed some of the nineteenth century residential buildings already on the site before the rest of the neighborhood was sacrificed for fair construction. HemisFair ’68 attracted 6.3 million visitors but under-utilization since is now prompting redevelopment plans. A 2011 tour with Houston Mod and Mid-Tex Mod highlighted the current state. Learn more about about plans from DoCoMoMos update.

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DoCoMoMo Update



Houston Modern Market is April 19-21, 2013

April is MODern Month in Houston and Texas.

Houston Modern Market Week is the largest cultural celebration of “modern” in Texas. A week full of lectures, films, parties, tours, and of course, the market. Houston Modern Market with their best modern wares

Don’t miss the fun.

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Full schedule and tickest available here.


 
Briargrove Park Mod of the Month Feb. 24, 2013

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, February 24, for Mod of the Month, 2 to 4 PM.

Two vintage contemporary style houses in the Briargrove Park neighborhood will be featured. The houses are presently available for purchase and in need of new preservation-minded owners. Briargrove Park is an attractive wooded neighborhood in west Houston, located near Briar Forest and the Sam Houston toll road, about 4 miles west of the Galleria area.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

Troy Osborne of 5ifty 5ifty mod, modern design collector and dealer, will be on hand to display some of his recent finds.


10051 Wickersham Lane, Houston, Texas 77042
Briargrove Park, Section One

The Space Age lives on happily in this contemporary style home built in 1963 by Paul J. McConnell, one of Houston`s most respected builders. Only occupied by the original owner who lavished the house with extreme care, you will not find hardly even a scratch on the almost all original interior. A swanky wide foyer with brick planters and terrazzo floor opens to the cathedral living and dining space with north views of the shaded front yard through a wall of soaring plate glass. The den is anchored by an unusually handsome brick fireplace wall and views the south lawn through another wall of plate glass. The kitchen has a Flair oven by Frigidaire with the marvelous glass swing-up door. The breakfast room and master bedroom can access the large covered patio through sliding glass doors. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large utility room, and an attached two car garage.

Visit with Houston MODern Market dealer Troy Osborne at this location.


10006 Burgoyne Road, Houston, Texas, 77042
Briargrove Park, Section One

Architect Jay Carroll designed this clean-lined contemporary style house for the 1961 Parade of Homes where over 200,000 people toured the latest concepts of home design. The house was built by Maggie Plumb, one of Houston`s first woman homebuilders. To make her houses stand out from the crowd, Plumb rethought everything from a woman`s and family`s point of view. This house incorporates many unique ideas such as a central courtyard, living and dining rooms facing the rear patio and the den and kitchen in front. Most unusual, the three children`s bedrooms open to a central playroom with direct access to the back yard. Acclaimed Houston artist Margaret W. Dreyer originally decorated the house. The original concepts remain intact even though the house has been updated.


Upcoming Events

April is MODern Month in Texas!- a month long celebration of modernism in Texas. Events are being scheduled for every week including Houston MODern Market April 15 - 22. Visit HoustonMODernMarket.com for more information.

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5ifty 5ifty Mod Troy Osborne



50 Rollingwood Dr. Open Sunday
Mod of the Month Jan 27, 2013 Spring Branch, 2-4PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, January 27, for Mod of the Month from 2 PM to 4 PM.

Two vintage modern/contemporary style houses in the Spring Branch area will be featured. The houses are presently available for purchase and in need of new preservation-minded owners. Spring Branch is a beautiful mostly wooded area in west Houston, north of IH-10/Katy Freeway, only a few miles outside loop 610. This is a free event.

House 1: 50 Rollingwood Drive Houston, Texas 77080
Rollingwood Addition

HAR LINK http://search.har.com/engine/50-Rollingwood-Dr-Houston-TX-77080_HAR36494179.htm

City meets country at this flat-roofed mid-century modern house located on an unusually large site only a few miles outside the loop. The rooms are well proportioned and materials deluxe. A handsome grid of windows is a focal point of the living area anchored by a massive brick fireplace wall. The kitchen is almost all original and features a brick accent wall and wood beams. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

House 2: 9764 Westview Drive, Houston, Texas 77055
Spring Branch Woods, Section 2

HAR LINK http://search.har.com/engine/doSearch.cfm?QUICKSEARCH=9764 westview&FOR_SALE=1

Many vintage design elements remain intact in this contemporary ranch style house. Note the stylish front door and wall of tall windows in the living room. The den has a wood burning fireplace and tall sloped ceiling. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car attached garage. This house will be drive-by only on Sunday.

Upcoming Events

April 2013 is MODern Month in Texas!- a month long celebration of modernism in Texas. Events are being scheduled for every week including Houston MODern Market April 17 - 22. Visit HoustonMODernMarket.com for more information.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!



Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
Houston Mod Goes to Austin - Join Members for a Tour Event January 5

Join Houston Mod members for a road trip on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

We`re planning a fun day of events celebrating modernism in Austin.

We will visit the exhibit I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America currently on view at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin.

Following will be tours of architectural highlights of the UT campus and nearby residential areas with noted architectural historian Stephen Fox as our guide.

Modsters from across the state will meet for this event. Drive yourself (or carpool with a fellow mod-enthusiast). Join a no-host lunch (optional) with the group prior to the tour.

Current members can participate by contacting Houston Mod for reservations and details by January 3, 2013.

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Mod of the Month
Tour 4 Mod Open Houses Sunday, Dec 16, Glenbrook Valley Area, 2-4 PM

Four vintage contemporary/ranch style houses in the Glenbrook Valley area will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and in need of new preservation minded owners. They are all located close to Houston`s Hobby Airport, about 3 miles outside loop 610 in SE Houston. Three are in the Glenbrook Valley Historic District

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

Don Browne, modern design collector, researcher, and dealer will be on hand to display some of his recent finds.

This event is sponsored by Houston MODern Market. Click to learn more about April`s event and how to get involved.

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org

Houston Mod board members will be available during Mod-of-the-Month to discuss how Houston Mod is advocating for the recent past on the local, state and national level, and discuss partnering with groups like Preservation Texas and DoCoMoMo US.

Houston Mod publications make wonderful gifts and will be available during the open house including: Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod, Houston Mod co-founder and advisor.
http://www.houstonmod.org/publications.asp

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Meadowcreek Village Mod
MOD of the Month, September 23 - Foreclosure Needs a New Preservation Minded Owner

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, September 23rd, for Mod of the Month, 2 - 4 PM at 2042 Forest Oaks Drive, 77017.

A vintage flat-roofed modern house in the Meadowcreek Village neighborhood will be open. The house is a foreclosure presently available for purchase and looking for a new preservation minded owner.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Vintage modern dealer The Mod Pod will show some of their latest finds.

This mid-century modern house is situated on a large heavily wooded lot along a ravine, near a park and elementary school, just minutes outside the loop. It has all the sought after mod features such as terrazzo floors, flat roof, and walls of glass- all still in good original condition. The exterior composition consists of an interesting arrangement of brick panels and voids. It is a foreclosure so some repairs are needed but the price seems low for such a rare find. The living spaces are open concept and include a living-room and den plus there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Meadowcreek Village is one of Houston`s best undiscovered neighborhoods.



Houston Mod Lake Jackson Tour
Tour October 6: Coastal Forest Modern - Register Now

Join Houston Mod for a guided tour of the modern architecture of Lake Jackson and Freeport as part of the DoCoMoMo US 2012 National Tour Day on October 6. Experience the unique history of a mid-twentieth century planned community in the coastal forest.

See and visit buildings by Alden Dow, MacKie & Kamrath, Allen R. Williams, Phillip C. Willard and other architects with noted architectural historian Stephen Fox and local historian Martin Merritt.

During the full day of activities, we’ll tour over a half-dozen private homes and buildings and learn the unique history of the area.

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October 3: Building Modern Houston - Lecture & Book Signing

Houston Mod invites you to a lecture and book signing

Building Modern Houston with author Anna Mod Wednesday, 3 October 2012, Doors open at 6 PM Lecture at 7PM

Reception to follow

ArCH Center Houston 315 Capitol Street @ Bagby 713-520-0155 Paid parking at Hobby Center garage



7818 Nairn St. Mod of the Month
Aug 19 Mod of the Month- Tour Two Mod Houses in Braeburn Valley in Need of New Preservation-Minded Owners

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 19, 2012, for Mod of the Month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Two vintage modern houses in the Braeburn Valley neighborhood will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and looking for new preservation minded owners. They are located close to Houston Baptist University and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in SW Houston.

Special thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

7818 Nairn Street, Houston, Texas 77074, Braeburn Valley, Section 2
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This mid-century modern house was designed in 1956 by the talented and prolific architect Lucian Hood, Jr.. It overlooks the manicured expanses of the Braeburn golf course in Braeburn Valley. The exterior is a composition of ledge stone, brick and redwood along with expansive walls of glass. The present owner has maintained and restored the house including removing layers of paint from the redwood siding, exposing it`s natural grain. Inside, spaces flow freely with views of the shaded private back yard on one side and country club grounds on the other. The dining room has a 16` wide ledge-stone wall separating it from the living room. The guest bathroom is completely original and features vintage pink plumbing fixtures and elevated cabinets.





108 Timberwilde
Special Mod-of-the-Month April 29

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, April 29, for a very special Mod of the Month 2 PM - 4 PM at 108 Timberwilde Lane, Houston, Texas 77024

April is MODern Month in Texas. Fitting for such a special occasion, Houston MOD has arranged access to one of the state`s most fantastic endangered modern houses. The house is located in Houston on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Hunters Creek Village. It was designed by Richard S. Colley in 1964 for James and Dorothy Greer. Greer is a developer and business leader from Houston.

= Richard S. Colley (1910-1983) was a nationally acclaimed architect who had offices in Corpus Christi, Texas. Educated at Texas A & M College of Architecture, he designed mostly in an organic style of architecture. In Corpus Christi, he designed a complex civic buildings, many of which have sadly been demolished. Colley`s greatest work is said to be the Texas Instruments building in Dallas he designed with Otha Neil `O`Neil` Ford. The building was listed in the Handbook of American Architecture in 1961 as one of 14 examples of great American structures.

The Greer house, said to be one of Colley`s finest, covers over 12,500 SF, all at ground level. Architectural historian Stephen Fox says Colley`s aptitude for detailing materials and his precision at linear composition are displayed in the dun-colored brick wall surfaces and the thin projecting roof slab. The pyramid that rises above the center of the house shields an internal courtyard.



Book Cover
April 16: Stone on Stone - Lecture & Book Signing - New Edward Durell Stone Book

Houston Mod and the Architecture Center Houston Present architect Hicks Stone, son of Edward Durell Stone, and author of the new book Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect (Rizzoli). with a free lecture and slide presentation on April 16th at 6PM.

Edward Durell Stone was one of the more controversial figures of 20th-century architecture. He was both celebrated and scorned, leading a life that was simultaneously triumphant and embittered. In his presentation, Hicks Stone will address a body of work that has been largely neglected, if not outright misunderstood.

The elder Stone is best known for his designs for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The younger Stone details his father`s immense legacy with dramatic lesser-known works and his close relationships with other noted architects including Frank Lloyd Wright.

April 16th, 6PM Architecture Center Houston 315 Capitol, Ste 120. Free admission.

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Houston Chronicle`s Lisa Gray: How Houston is getting its Groovy back

Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix brag about their collections of fashionable midcentury modern buildings: goofy Googie coffee shops, sleek International Style high-rises, revived ranch-house neighborhoods and groovy office buildings. But as renewed love for the genre spreads in Houston, and buildings from that era receive the TLC and recognition they deserve, it`s becoming clear that our stock of mid-century modern architecture rivals and, in many cases, beats that of other cities.

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Texas Premiere: MODERN TIDE: Mid-Century Architecture on Long Island

Plan to attend the Texas premiere of a modern architecture documentary at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 23 at the River Oaks Theater.
MODERN TIDE: Mid-Century Architecture on Long Island is a new film by Director Jake Gorst. One-night only screening sponsored by Houston Modern Market and Design On Screen.
Evening will include a talk with Director Sam Wainright Douglas about his upcoming Houston film Lone Star Mod: Mid-century Houston Architecture Tickets $25 benefiting Houston Mod and the production of Lone Star Mod: Midcentury Houston Architecture. The film will showcase Houston`s modernist architecture, profile several premier Houston modernist architects, and explore the effects of Houston`s controversial lack of zoning on the preservation of these midcentury landmarks.

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Howard Barnstone: The Paradoxes of Modern Practice, a lecture by Stephen Fox

Join Houston Mod for Howard Barnstone: The Paradoxes of Modern Practice, a lecture by Stephen Fox on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 PM. At Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77002 Sponsored by Architecture Center Houston and Houston Modern Market Howard Barnstone was Houston`s most publicized modern architect of the 1950s and `60s. A prolific designer, professor of architecture at the University of Houston, and author of two seminal books, The Galveston That Was (1966) and The Architecture of John F. Staub: Houston and the South (1979), Barnstone was at various times in partnership with Preston M. Bolton and Eugene Aubry. Barnstone`s productive career, his influence on several generations of students at the University of Houston, and his impact on Houston`s cultural scene make him one of the most compelling figures in the history of twentieth-century architecture in Houston. Free to the public.



Join Design Onscreen and Houston Mod Thursday, November 3rd at the Frame / Harper house

Meet the director and producer working on a documentary about Houston`s mid-century modern architecture and it`s preservation. November 3, 2011

Join Design Onscreen and Houston Mod Thurs, Nov 3 at the Frame/Harper house

When: Thursday, November 3, 6-8pm

Where:Frame/Harper house 403 Westminster Drive Houston, TX 77024

Host Committee Houston Mod Design Onscreen Frank Douglas, FAIA Stephen Fox William F. Stern, FAIA

Questions? Please email info@designonscreen.org

This may be your last opportunity to see the Frame house as its likely to soon be sold to a new owner.

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Anderson Todd house on tour
Reflections on Modernism - House Tour, October 8

Houston Mod announces a special house tour on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 1PM to 5PM honoring three significant modern architects whose work had a significant impact on Houston’s postwar development. The houses on the tour pay tribute to these modern masters and reflect the different perspectives in which they worked.

Included in the tour will be private residences by Anderson Todd, a longtime Rice University professor and former Dean whose works have captured critical acclaim for their minimalist expression; John Zemanek, who has educated generations of Houston architects while Professor at the University of Houston; and Karl Kamrath, who worked in an organic modern style reflective of his interest in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The tour will provide participants with the rare opportunity to see the interiors and exteriors of these architecturally-significant private homes and to explore the rich and diverse architectural legacy of mid-century Houston

Photos courtesy Paul Hester.

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Modsters from across Texas are invited to convene in San Antonio on August 6th for a full day of touring and interaction.

Modsters from across Texas are invited to convene in San Antonio on August 6th for a full day of touring and interaction. Members from Mid Tex Mod, North Texas Mod and Houston Mod have been invited to attend. All three organizations are linked through DoCoMoMo US which is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization, a union of regional chapters that share its members’ knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Modern Movement, promote public interest in it through lectures and walking tours, and organize advocacy efforts to protect endangered sites and buildings. DoCoMoMo is an acronym for the Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement. The event will begin at 11:00 AM with a guided tour of the George Nelson exhibit currently on view at the McNay Art Museum. Nelson was a noted architect, writer, designer, and teacher whose ideas yielded numerous classics such as the family room in American interior design and furniture. This is the first comprehensive retrospective of Nelson’s work. Following lunch will be walking tours of the mid-century modern structures at the Trinity University campus and HemisFair `68 grounds plus neighborhood tours all with noted architectural historian Stephen Fox as our guide. Drive yourself (or carpool with a fellow mod-enthusiast), pay your own admission fee at McNay ($5.00) and for lunch at La Gloria/the Culinary Institute of America. Schedule and more details to follow. There is still time to join in. Please RSVP to info@houstonmod.org to check your membership status and to let us know the number in your party. We hope to see you in San Antonio!


 
Houston Chronicle on Frank Lloyd Wright`s Thaxton House

Lately, architecture fans have enjoyed the rare chance to ogle the only house in Houston designed by Frank Lloyd Wright — yes, the Frank Lloyd Wright, the world`s most famous 20th-century architect.

Since Thaxton House went on the market in November, realtors have opened the astonishing, long-private place to the media and groups such as Houston Mod in hopes of, as they say delicately, `finding the right buyer` - someone willing and able to drop $3.29 million to live in a landmark.

It`s a house well worth ogling, fascinating to anyone who`s even a little familiar with Wright: with Fallingwater, or the Guggenheim Museum, or even any of the novels inspired by the willful, stubborn genius. The Thaxton House, tucked away in Bunker Hill Village, may not be Wright`s most groundbreaking work, or his most beautiful. But it`s among the most Wright-ian of works in another way.

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10914 Willowisp Dr.
10914 Willowisp Dr. Houston: Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 2 - 4pm

The May, 2011 Mod of the Month event on May 15 features a custom home designed for Sally Barnes and her family by one of Houston`s leading modern residential architects of the 1950s, William R. Jenkins. The house is special on its own, with terrazzo flooring, walls of glass looking out to a swimming pool, and 1950s touches throughout the house, but the fact that all five houses in the Willowisp Cul de Sac were designed by Jenkins makes it unique among Houston neighborhoods. 10914 Willowisp Dr. will be open Sunday, May 15 from 2 - 4pm.

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Barbara Campagna, FAIA
Sustainability & Preservation: The Perfect Match - Lecture May 10

“Sustainability & Preservation: The Perfect Match” Lecture by Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP
May 10, 2011, 6:30pm Jones Hall, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
Presented by U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA), AIA Houston & Houston Mod. With additional support from The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)-Texas Chapter & Preservation Texas
This lecture is being held to promote National Preservation Month, and to raise awareness of the important link between preservation and sustainability.
The May 10th lecture will be held at 6:30 PM, at the University of St. Thomas, in Jones Hall, designed by Philip Johnson.
Admission is free and open to the public. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. No guaranteed seating is available. Jones Hall at St. Thomas University is located at the corner of Sul Ross Street and Yokum Blvd. Visitor parking is available in the Moran Center Parking Garage, located at West Alabama and Graustark, for a fee of $2.00.
A reception sponsored by Houston Mod will follow the program



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lecture: Preservation of Modern Architecture. By Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA

2011 is the second year for MODern month in Houston, and the inaugural year for MODern Month in Texas.

Organizations in three cities have partnered to host lectures in Houston, Austin and Dallas on April 11-13. Each lecture is hosted by a local Texas chapter or friend organization of DOCOMOMO US, which include Houston Mod, the first friend organization of DOCOMOMO US. These lectures are being held to support the statewide effort.

The lecture will be by Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA and is entitled Preservation of Modern Architecture.

Theodore Prudon, PhD, FAIA, is a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture, Principal with Prudon & Partners Architects, author of Preservation of Modern Architecture and professor at Columbia University`s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Department. Professor Prudon`s lecture will discuss the preservation of modern architecture, the need to advocate for our significant Texas modern heritage, and discuss the vital role modern preservation groups are making on the international, national, and local levels.

Professor Prudon is the president of DOCOMOMO US. DOCOMOMO is an acronym for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. Founded in 1988 in the Netherlands, DOCOMOMO International has national chapters or working parties in 54 countries and over 2,000 individual members. DOCOMOMO has become an important presence in the conservation of modern architecture worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and national, regional, and local associations.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

April 11, 2011 - Houston. 6:30pm - Brown Auditorium, MFAH: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Presented by Houston Mod, The Design Council at the MFAH, AIA Houston.
With additional support from Preservation Texas, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA), Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)-Texas Chapter, Rice Design Alliance (RDA)

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Homes never before open to the public will be included
Mad about Mod Tour: Glenbrook Valley - Modern & Historic

Join Houston Mod for a celebration of mid-century modern architecture on October 9th. We will feature tours of the interiors and exteriors of six homes in Glenbrook Valley, plus a driving tour of notable nearby architecture in SE Houston. Glenbrook Valley has met the criteria to become the first post-war historic district in Houston and Texas. Celebrate the modern movement by attending the tour and becoming a member of Houston Mod, Houston’s modern architecture and design preservation advocacy group. Tickets for the tour are $15.00 per person, $10.00 for Houston Mod members. Join Houston Mod and get one free tour ticket for $35.00 individual membership, two tickets with $50 family membership. A list of all tour sites (6 houses confirmed, other sites to be added) will be distributed on your final admission ticket. Your ticket includes admission to a SPECIAL RECEPTION at the last tour stop where you will have the opportunity to mingle with special guests including original architects, local historians and neighborhood leaders.

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Central Presbyterian Church Campus
Endangered Modern Tour: Central Presbyterian Church Campus - Saturday, August 14, 2pm

Endangered Modern Tour: Central Presbyterian Church Campus Central Presbyterian Church on Richmond is one of the finest examples of mid-century modern church architecture in Houston. (Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, 1960-1962) Faced with declining membership and a facility too large, the congregation has moved from the property. The site presently is being marketed for redevelopment. We have arranged a special tour of the site including the main sanctuary, jewel-box chapel and the parish hall. See the outstanding interiors including two large glass murals, custom-designed artwork and a variety of unique details. We`ll meet at the colonnade along the parking lot at on Saturday, August 14 at 2 PM to start the tour. The interior tour will end by 3 PM. 3788 Richmond, Houston, TX



Gragg Building sign with Mercury astronauts
Parks & Recreation Department Renovates Historic Gragg Building

According to Houston Chronicle reporter Mike Snyder, renovations are nearing completion on the historic Gragg building.

`The low-slung building, made from a distinctive green stone known as green-cast quartzite, was commissioned in 1956 as the headquarters for a Houston-based construction firm, Farnsworth & Company. Employees of that company would later develop such well-known contemporary firms as Spaw Glass and Williams Brothers.

Farnsworth hired MacKie & Kamrath, a local architectural firm, to design the building. The designers were influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and incorporated certain elements that Wright took from Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Aztecs and Maya, said Anna Mod, a preservation consultant who prepared applications for the building`s historic designations.

“When I saw the building in Houston, that`s the first thing I thought of,” Mod recalled. “Frank Lloyd Wright had borrowed the same vocabulary.”

Stephen Fox, a Rice University architectural historian, said MacKie & Kamrath incorporated some of the same elements into other corporate headquarters built in the 1950s, including the Schlumberger building on the Gulf Freeway (1953) and what is now the Exxon-Mobil research center on Buffalo Speedway (1954). These buildings represented part of Houston`s first wave of suburbanization after World War II, Fox said.

In 1961, oil drilling magnate Oscar Lee Gragg and members of his family bought the building as an investment but never occupied it. A year later, Gragg leased the building to a 4-year-old federal agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which used it as offices for the Mercury program and the Mercury 7 astronauts — the daring fliers immortalized in Tom Wolfe`s The Right Stuff — until 1964. The city purchased the building in 1976, and the Gragg family donated surrounding property for a park. The renovation project presented a challenge in modernizing the building — it wasn`t wired for computers, for example, and “we had cables everywhere,” Turner said — without compromising its historic qualities. Accomplishing that required close consultation with the agencies that grant historic designation, Turner said.`

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