458 Faust

The Architecture of Memorial Bend

Year Built:1955
Original Owner:Earle S. Alexander, Jr. FAIA
Notable Past Residents:Earle S. Alexander, Jr. FAIA, now retired, is a founder of Pierce Goodwin Alexander and Linville, a large architectural firm with offices across the United States. PGAL has built numerous high profile Houston-area buildings including the Marathon Oil Tower, Terminal C of Intercontinental Airport, and several buildings on the Rice University campus. Alexander also designed the nearby Kendall Branch library.

When Earle Alexander's wife came across an advertisement for this home, Alexander commented that it was too far as nothing was past old Camp Hudson. The camp, located where Hudson Oaks stands today, was once an old boy scout camp on the outskirts ot town. The Alexander family was the second family to move into Memorial Bend.
Comments:The home stresses privacy with bedrooms to the side and rear and a wing wall extending beyond the footprint of the house.

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