12919 Figaro

The Architecture of Memorial Bend

William Norman Floyd
Year Built:1958
Original Owner:Charles E. Lawrence
Notable Past Residents:Charles "Tiny" Lawrence, the "7th founder" of the architectural firm of Caudill, Rowlett and Scott. Lawrence designed buildings worldwide such as the College of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Jones Hall in Houston. Other known CRS founders to have lived in the Bend were Bill Caudill and Wally Scott.

Biographical Information from the CRS archives
Photograph of Lawrence and the CRS founders (4th from left)
Comments:Lawrence moved out in the 1960s after designing and building a home for his family. See the Houston Architectural Guide, page 268
Architectural Comments:The home apparently used to have a free-standing gabled entrance that stood perpendicular to the home's front entrance above the front walk. This free-standing entrance was built by Lawrence but later taken down by a set of owners in the 1990s.

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