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  1. Since Photobucket has decided it would like to kiss both sides of my ass and begin charging $400 a year to host photos, can anyone suggest a good replacement?
  2. Mcm Churches?

    Marmer, time to change your avatar.
  3. Mid Century Modern

    Look up Thomas Chuch, Garrett Eckbo, Roberto Burle Marx, Lawrence Halprin.
  4. 4012 Willowick

    Sorry for not posting much about this one, there's just not a lot to say about it that we're privy to. I know that this house does have some connection with the house that was formerly on River Bend, as in one of the architects that worked for Neuhaus & Taylor worked on it, and for the life of me I can't remember his name. The house on Willowick was not originally built completely to Taylor's specs, so the current owners tried to complete the original design as much as possible. That's about all I know about it that I can recall.
  5. Contemporary Arts Association Tour Houses

    Thought I would update this. C. CAA/CAM Modern House Tour Listings Tour I, 27 April 1952 Hamilton Brown, Hunt House, 526 West Friar Tuck Lane (Demolished) Hamilton Brown, Selig House, 3715 Inverness (Demolished) Cowell & Neuhaus, Baker House, 3665 Willowick Road (Demolished) Cowell & Neuhaus, Stude (Stevenson) House, 56 Tiel Way. Sympathetically altered. Philip Johnson, Menil House, 3363 San Felipe Road MacKie & Kamrath, Adler House, 24 Tiel Way (Demolished) Thompson McCleary, McCleary House, 6034 Memorial Drive (Demolished) Edward Stone, Kempner House, 3688 Willowick Road (Demolished) Wilson, Morris & Crain, Morris House, 2 Waverly Court Tour II, 18-19 April 1953 Hamilton Brown, Hudgins House, 501 West Friar Tuck Lane (Demolished) Hamilton Brown, Hohlt House, 223 Pine Shadows Drive (Demolished) A. A. Liefeste, Jr., Lefieste House, 403 Blalock Road (Demolished). Address was changed to 3 Dunnam. Additions were done by MacKie & Kamrath. Smart & Whitehead, Smart House, 318 Pine Shadows Drive (Demolished) Wilson, Morris & Crain, Buie House, 310 Saddlewood Lane (Demolished) Tour III, 10-11 April 1954 Joseph Krakower, Davidson House, 2418 Maroneal Boulevard Paul Laszlo, Herzog House, 2523 Maroneal Boulevard Lloyd & Morgan, Liese House, 328 Buckingham Drive (Demolished) Wilson, Morris & Crain, Cramerus House, 250 Pine Hollow Lane Wilson, Morris & Crain, Lazarus House, 57 Briar Hollow Lane (Demolished) Tour IV, 2-3 April 1955 Bolton & Barnstone, Hardison House, 233 Merrie Way (Demolished) Paul Elliott, Crow House, 325 West Friar Tuck Lane (Demolished) William N. Floyd, Floyd House, 226 Pine Hollow Lane Lloyd & Morgan, Shimek House, 3760 Willowick Road George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce, Pierce House, 5211 Greentree Road Tour V, 14-15 April 1956 Bolton & Barnstone, Gordon House, 2307 Bluebonnet Boulevard Hamilton Brown, Selig House, 3715 Inverness Drive. Unknown. Current house is traditional. HCAD says 1984, but that's just how far their records go back. Burdette Keeland, Pryor Apartment, Kipling Apartments II, 2719 Kipling Street. Pretty sure these are gone. There are townhouses on that address. Robert Wilson, Wilson Apartment, Bettis Apartments, 4311 Bettis Drive. These are still standing, but appear to have been converted into offices/apartments for a religious group. Tour VI, 13-14 April 1957 Lars Bang, Bendit (Kamin) House, 4111 Drummond Street (Fully restored) Bolton & Barnstone, Demoustier House, 608 Little John Lane (Demolished) David Brooks & Edward Brooks, Solomon House, 3615 South Braeswood Boulevard William R. Jenkins, second Jenkins House, 10911 Willowisp Drive Lloyd & Morgan, Straus House, 53 Briar Hollow Lane (Demolished) Tour VII, 12-13 April 1958 Edward Goodwin, Jr., Goodwin House, 3 Leisure Lane (Demolished). George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce, Carroll House, 2014 Persa Street (address no longer exists, per HCAD) Swenson & Linnstaedter, Swenson House, 3106 Brazos Street (I believe this was originally a home and studio, but HCAD lists it as a commercial building built in 1950. Must be it). Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Kelsey House, 2 Long Bow Lane (Demolished) Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Marshall House, 3700 Willowick Road (Demolished) Tour VIII, 11-12 April 1959 Engberg & White, Engberg House, 24 Still Forest Road Robert Maurice, Maurice House & Office, 3222 Mercer Street Neuhaus & Taylor, Erath House, 11206 Tynewood Lane Neuhaus & Taylor, Genitempo House, 310 Carnarvon Drive (Demolished) Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Thompson House, 4911 Tilbury Drive (Demolished) Tour IX, 21-22 May 1960 Koetter & Tharp, Tharp House, 8218 Mallie Court (Demolished) Lloyd & Morgan, Class House, Rice University Lloyd & Morgan, Cooper House, 201 Kincaid Drive (unknown) Neuhaus & Taylor, Frame House, 403 Westminster Drive Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Fulton House, Rice University Tour X, 6-7 May 1961 Bolton & Barnstone, Lindsay House, 7623 River Point Drive Travis Broesche, Walser House, 411 Fall River Road (Demolished, was Mod of The Month in 2016). Hamilton Brown, McClelland House, 11207 Tyne Court (Demolished) William Hoff, Huvard House, 12526 Old Oaks Drive. I read somewhere that this house was by Jenkins & Hoff, but can't remember where. Either way, this house still stands and in good condition. George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce, Zwerneman (Lundgren) House, 16 Crestwood Drive (Additional building by Eugene Aubrey; remodeled by Gwathmey Siegal Assoc., once owned by Francois de Menil and featured in one of Gwathmey Siegal's first books, with photos by Richard Payne). The wild colors have been replaced for white, unfortunately. ***As of 2017, there are still parts of this house standing, but it's certain that the overall intent is no longer intact.*** Tour XI, 28-29 April 1962 Bolton & Barnstone, Owsley House, 65 Briar Hollow Drive. Owned by the Bone family, along with the Carter House at 62 Briar Hollow Lane and another house next door attributed to Ralph Anderson/Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson. MacKie & Kamrath, Ballantyne House, 2 Tiel Way (Mostly demolished but apparently going to be rebuilt or something by architect Chris Robertson). Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Carter House, 62 Briar Hollow Lane Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Hines House, 146 Radney Street (demolished; photos exist in the original Houston Architecture Guide) Tour XII, 1963 no information Tour XIII, 5-6 December 1964 Howard Barnstone & Partners, Melcher House, 13 Tiel Way. This house is still there but has been significantly altered in a sort of Mediterranean style. H. F. P. Goeters & Associates, Salmon House, 506 Fall River Road (demolished) Jenkins & Hoff, Sheer House, 616 Hedwig Lane (unknown, neighborhood has changed considerably). This one remains one of the bigger mysteries. I'm still not sure what the deal is with this house, whether it's been heavily altered, completely demolished, or is hidden on a wooded lot out of view. Larson & Wingfield, Williams House, 31 Briar Hollow Lane (demolished) F. Carrington Weems, Weems House, 919 Kirby Drive Tour XIV, 30-31 October 1965 Kenneth Bentsen, Bentsen House, 2933 Del Monte Drive (not sure about this one; says constructed in 1935, remodeled in the 2000's, so it must still be there). P. M. Bolton Associates, Bolton House, 5000 Longmont Drive J. W. Evans, Evans House, 3118 Georgetown Street Jenkins & Hoff, Hoff House, 672 Flintdale Road Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Anderson House, 1638 Banks Street
  6. 1961 Memorial Mod Open June 26, 2-4PM

    In case anyone's interested, this house was bought and is going through a renovation right now. See it on the way to work.
  7. Schobel House in Columbus is up for sale. Totally original, from the looks of it: http://www.har.com/1328-Montezuma-St/sale_4611514
  8. John Zemanek (1921-2016)

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=179725609
  9. 330 Electra

    Figured as much. They were letting it rot anyway. Got damaged a bit during a storm if I remember.
  10. 70's And 80's Contemporaries?

    SirJB, Sorry I didn't see this post sooner. My wife and I are enjoying living in Bear Creek for the most part. It's pretty quiet, with the exception of the fireworks this past month. I live on one of the horseshoe streets, so we don't see a lot of traffic. There's a police station literally in the neighborhood, sheriff's department is also close. Not much in the way of fine dining, but that's not our thing anyway. There were two houses on our street (Herongate) for sale, but they've both gone option pending (you may have bought one for all I know). Ben
  11. 10 Legend Lane for sale.

    We don't know who designed it, but it does bear resemblance to many houses by Phillip G. Willard.
  12. Plantation style home

    I didn't catch this until re-reading the thread a few times. The name "Flo. Nolan" is on Wylie Vale's list of clients, well. This is interesting.
  13. Wessendorf House in Richmond was recently on the market: http://www.har.com/700-hillcrest-dr/sale_59573129
  14. http://abc13.com/news/charles-tapley-award-winning-houston-architect-dead-at-84/994221/ I'm sure a full obit will be coming out in the next few days.