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Houston Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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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.

Wolf's Department Store and Pawn Shop
Houston, TX
Sears
Houston, TX
Hyatt Regency
Houston, TX
Wolf's Department Store and Pawn Shop was built in 1950 for Wellworth Dry Goods. I believe Wolf's moved here in 1955. Originally, there was a neon blade sign. The metal screen and plastic signs must have been from the 1960s. Wolf's closed in 2019 and the letters were removed from the screen. The sign is still there but the screen has been painted black. [map]

This Sears sign doubles as a bus stop shelter. It was built in front of the store for its 1950 opening. In 2020, the store closed but the shelter and sign on it remain. [map]

The Hyatt Regency hotel was designed by John Portman and built in 1972. The revolving restaurant on top, known as the Spindletop, is still in use. [map]

former Lifeway Christian Store
Houston, TX
2006: 2018:
This Lifeway Christian Store building appears to be from the 1960s. The sign was removed around 2007. The building now houses the South Main Baptist Church Youth Center. [map]

Blum's Furniture
Houston, TX
Blum's Furniture was built in 1971. [map]

City of Houston Fire Station #7
Houston, TX
The City of Houston Fire Station #7 was built in 1969. [map]

former Sav-On Cleaners
Stella Link Rd.
Houston, TX

former Sav-on Cleaners
Gessner Rd.
Houston, TX
former Sav-on Cleaners
Hiram Clarke Rd.
Houston, TX

former Sav-on Cleaners
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Houston, TX
former Sav-on Cleaners
N. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX
There were at least six Sav-On Cleaners that had this design. They were all built in 1965.

In 2016, this former Sav-On Cleaners on Stella Link Rd. housed a dance studio. Before that, this was a trophy shop for several years. The building has been vacant for several years now. [map]

This former Sav-on Cleaners on Gessner Rd. now houses Jerry's Laundry & Cleaners. [map]

This former Sav-on Cleaners Hiram Clarke Rd. now houses a church. [map]

This former Sav-on Cleaners on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. now houses VO #2 Liquor. [map]

This former Sav-on Cleaners on N. Shepherd Dr. which housed North Shepherd Cleaners has been vacant since around 2015. [map]

Jung Center
Houston, TX
The Jung Center moved to this building in 1974. It was built in 1972 for the Jasper Galleries. [map]

Houston Police Department
Houston, TX
This building served as the Houston Police Department from 1952-1997. The building now serves as the city jail. [map]

Holland Lodge
Houston, TX
The Holland Lodge was designed by Milton McGinty and built in 1954. The sandstone mural depicts the origins of freemasonry. The carving was done by William M. McVey. [map]

More Houston Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Alley Theatre

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