Texas Mid-Century Modern Roofs & Canopies

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Merkel Restaurant
Merkel, TX
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Houston, TX
The Merkel Restaurant was built in 1955. It has been vacant for many years. [map]

The Miller Outdoor Theatre was designed by Eugene Werlin and Associates and built in 1968. It is a free open-air theatre in Hermann Park. [map]

Taqueria Jaliscienses Mexican Food
Austin, TX
The Taqueria Jaliscienses Mexican Food building was built as the restaurant for the Cross Country Inn. The motel next door now is an Rodeway Inn. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

TC Shaved Ice
Garland, TX
The TC Shaved Ice building appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

former Burger Train
Plainview, TX
This building housed the Burger Train drive-in. It was built in 1970. Instead of car hops, trains operated on tracks collecting cash and delivering food to customers. The building is now occupied by Fast Cutters, a hair salon. The Family Fun Park next door was built later. There was originally an A&W Root Beer on the lot before the Burger Train was built. It was destroyed in a tornado earlier in 1970. [map]

San Antonio International Airport
San Antonio, TX
This building is located at the San Antonio International Airport. It appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know anything about it? [map]

former Jif-E Mart
Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX
former Jif-E Mart
San Antonio, TX
former Jif-E Mart
General McMullen Dr.
San Antonio, TX
former Jif-E Mart
W. Martin St.
San Antonio, TX
former Jif-E Mart
Guadalupe St.
San Antonio, TX
I believe these Jif-E Mart stores were built in the early 1970s. The Guadalupe St. location is the only double canopy example that I know of. If you know of other Jif-E Mart buildings that still exist, I'd love to hear from you. [Austin Highway map]; [Zarzamora map]; [General McMullen Dr. map]; [W. Martin St. map]; [Guadalupe St. map]

Pic N Save
Amarillo, TX
The Pic N Save building has a similar roof to the San Antonio buildings described above. This roof has less scoop to it which makes me think it was not related to them. [map]

More Texas Mid-Century Modern Roofs & Canopies:
Memorial Coliseium: 1, 2, 3 (Corpus Christi) [gone]
Lone Star Donuts (Dallas)
commercial building (Richardson)

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