Houston Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Clarke & Courts Building
Houston, TX
The Clarke & Courts Building was designed by Joseph Finger and built in 1936. It originally housed Clarke & Courts Printing & Lithography Co. The business closed in 1989. In 1994, the building was converted into residential space known as the TriBeca Lofts. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

former Weingarten's Big Food Market
Houston, TX
2006: 2011:
Weingarten's Big Food Market was designed by Joseph Finger and built around 1941. This was the 16th location built for this supermarket chain. In 2006, renovation work began on the building. It now houses the West End Shopping Center. For more, see this website. [map]

Reserve 101
Houston, TX
The Reserve 101 bar occupies this Art Deco building from around 1935. These photos are from 2011. Around 2012, the building was painted dark green and brick orange. [map]

Dahlgren's Cabinet Shop
Houston, TX
Dahlgren's Cabinet Shop, later Dahlgren's Furniture Studio, was built in 1930. The two-story addition to the right was built in 1940. The building now houses the Latino Learning Center. [map]

Albritton's Eats
Houston, TX
The Albritton's Eats building was built in 1945. It now houses Panaderia La Reynera. [map]

Hamman Exploration Co.
Houston, TX
Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center
Houston, TX
The Hamman Exploration Co. building was built in 1940. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center was built around 1948. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Foley's Department Store [gone]
Houston, TX
Foley's Department Store was founded in Houston in 1900 and developed a chain of 69 stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado, and New Mexico. This downtown store was designed by Kenneth Franzheim and built in 1947. At the time, it was one of the largest department stores in the world. Several floors were added to the building later. These photos are from 2006. Later that year, Foley's closed and the store was rebranded as Macy's. In 2013, the building was demolished. For more, see this website.

Brochsteins Inc.
Houston, TX
Gribble Stamp
& Stencil Co.
Houston, TX
The Brochsteins Inc. building was constructed in 1940 and expanded in 1947. Brochsteins, a custom woodwork and furniture manufacturer, still occupies this building. [map]

The Gribble Stamp & Stencil Co. building is from 1948. The business is still operating here. [map]

Municipal Air Terminal
Houston, TX
The Houston Municipal Air Terminal was designed by Joseph Finger and built in 1940. The building is now used as the Air Terminal Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Mirabeau B. Lamar Senior High School
Houston, TX
Mirabeau B. Lamar Senior High School was built in 1937. For more, see this website. [map]

Houston, TX:
River Oaks Shopping Center
various buildings

Houston Deco: Modernist Architecture of the Texas Coast, Jim Parsons & David Bush, 2008

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