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Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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Texas Department of Corrections
Huntsville, TX
Las Palmas Public Health Center
San Antonio, TX
This Texas Department of Corrections building appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Las Palmas Public Health Center building originally housed the Las Palmas Branch Library. It was built in 1969. [map]

Police Headquarters [gone]
San Antonio, TX
John H. Wood Courthouse
San Antonio, TX
This Police Headquarters was built from 1960-1962. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, demolition of the building began in order to build a new courthouse.

The John H. Wood Courthouse was built as the United States Confluence Theatre for the 1968 HemisFair. The building now houses the the U.S. Courts Library. The Tower of the Americas, also from the Hemisfair, is visible in the background. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
Kerrville, TX
Sedberry Furniture
Waco, TX
The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library was built in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sedberry Furniture building was built in 1951 as a H.E. Butt Grocery store. It later housed Hicks Rubber which sold tires and appliances. The outline of the vertical letters for "Hicks" is just barely visible on the pylon. [map]

James M. Delmar Field House [gone]
Houston, TX
The James M. Delmar Field House, aka Delmar Stadium, was built in 1958 as a gym. It was later part of a high school sports complex. The building had a parabolic roof. It was demolished in 2013.

Sears
Houston, TX
former Lifeway Christian Store
Houston, TX
This Sears sign doubles as a bus stop shelter. It appears to be from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The store is still open and the sign is lit at night. Does anyone know when this store was built? For more, see this website. [map]

This Lifeway Christian Store building appears to be from the 1960s. This photo was taken in 2006. This sign is gone now. The building now houses the South Main Baptist Church Youth Center. [map]

ICC Cosmetology School
Houston, TX
I believe the ICC Cosmetology School building was constructed in 1960. [map]

Robert Mueller
Municipal Airport
Austin, TX
Shelter
Snyder, TX
Auto Brokers
Arlington, TX
The Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened in 1934 and closed in 1999. This control tower which was built in 1961 has been saved. It was restored in 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

This shelter is one of several installed downtown in 1968 as part of a "beautification program". [map]

This pair of buildings housed Auto Brokers, a used car lot, when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the used car lot was known as J.R.'s Auto. The signs over the buildings must have revolved at one point. One of them still reads "Hoppy's" on one side and "Village" on the other. Does anyone know what this place was used for originally? I believe I saw another pair of buildings like this somewhere in Texas. [map]