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  1. May Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, May 21, 2017 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 1 - 4 PM. (Note: time schedule varies for each house) Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for two vintage modern houses located near the center of Houston, one only a mile south of downtown and the other about three miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 1638 Banks Street, North Edgemont, Houston, Texas 77006 Open 1-3 PM | HAR Link | Google Map In February, Houston Mod featured the historic modern house of architect S. I. Morris of Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. We are now pleased to feature the house his partner Ralph Anderson designed for his own use in 1960. The flat-roofed court yard house is hidden behind a nifty geometric patterned front screen wall seamlessly incorporating the entrance. Ralph Alexander Anderson (1923-1990) was a graduate of Rice Institute. He joined Wilson, Morris & Crane in 1947 and became a partner in 1952. In 1962 his name was added to the firm name. He was primarily responsible for design in the Houston office. He is most well known for his work on the Astrodome and the Houston Post building. 2918 St. Emanuel Street, Park Court, Houston, Texas 77004 Open 2-4 PM | HAR Link | Google Map Callie Cullinan Pride Hill (d. 2003), beloved Houston educator, had a goal of building an avant-garde modern house for her family. When she started the project in 1951 there were no registered black architects in the state of Texas. She turned to George Edward Haynes (1921-2001) for design assistance. Haynes was the mechanical drawing instructor at Washington High School where Mrs. Hill also taught. Haynes later was principal of Kashmere High School and an HISD administrator. The house has been lovingly maintained by the Hill family. Special features of the house include dynamic low-pitched roof planes, integral carport, hidden attached garage, textured glass entrance screen, built-in hi-fi sound system, vanity table, and a cedar closet for the fur coat Mrs. Hill planned to own one day. The house is located on the edge of downtown next to Emancipation Park. Annual Juneteenth festivities and celebrations for the completion of a major redevelopment will be hosted at the park on Saturday, June 17. The Mod Squad will be available Sunday to help renew memberships and provide Houston Mod publications. We hope to see you at Mod of the Month!
  2. View this email in your browser April Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, April 23, 2017 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. MODern Month continues with several more events to round out the celebration, including a special Mod of the Month this Sunday. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for two vintage modern houses located in the cities of Southside Place and West University Place, about five miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 3704 Carlon Street, Southside Place, Houston, TX 77005 HAR Link | Google Map Houston Mod ventures into the of preservation of newer modern architecture by featuring this handsome 1989 design by the noted Seattle architect Garrett Larsen. The design is a restrained postmodern style and reflects the owner’s interest in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Architectural historian Stephen Fox has provided a detailed description of the house and will attend Sunday’s event to discuss the design. Garrett Larsen is an architect in the Seattle area, based in Bainbridge Island, Washington. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and became a registered architect in 1975. 6707 Buffalo Speedway, West University Place, Houston, TX 77005 HAR Link | Google Map Vintage modern houses are an uncommon find in West University Place yet here is one with nifty details and in great condition. Architect Matt E. Howard, Jr. designed this 1956 contemporary /modern style house. Howard designed several of the most interesting buildings at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas. He also designed two houses in Meyerland built for the 1955 Parade of Homes located at 5114 and 5126 Jackwood. Matt E. Howard, Jr. was an award winning architect and national president of the Society of American Registered Architects in 1960 and a fellow of the organization. The Mod Squad will be available Sunday to help renew memberships and provide Houston Mod publications. We hope to see you at Mod of the Month!
  3. February Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, February 26, 2017 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Bonus: Architectural Historian Stephen Fox will give a brief talk at 3 PM. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for this important vintage modern house located just west of the Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, about two miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 2 Waverly Court, Waverly Court, Houston, Texas, 77005 HAR Link | Google Map The architect Seth Irwin “Si” Morris designed 2 Waverly Court for his family in 1951. The Morris House is fascinating for the way it contains complex interior spaces within an unassuming architectural shell. It has mostly solid exterior walls in a combination of brick and gray stained wood siding. The original front entrance, which faces Bissonnet, a busy street, is a two-story brick wall broken only by the harlequin-painted front door and projecting steel canopy. Inside, the house is organized around a series of lushly planted interior courts that were added as part of incremental expansions over the sixty-five years the Morris family lived there. Because the courts are separated from each other by dividing walls, most of the principal rooms have their own interior vista. The effect is one of a surprisingly expansive spatial richness which belies the house’s small size. Morris was a partner in the prominent firm Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson. Buildings Morris was involved with include the Astrodome, Penzoil Place, One Shell Plaza, One Allen Center, 1st City National Bank Building, Electric Tower, Transco Tower, Wortham Theater Center, Central Library, Downtown Post Office, Houston Country Club, Glassell School of Art, KPRC Studios, and Style in-Steel Townhouses. Morris was a 1935 graduate of Rice Institute. His house is a City of Houston Protected Landmark. The original set of plans will be available for study on Sunday. Photos by Paul Hester, Text excerpts by Ben Koush Noted architectural historian and Master Mod Stephen Fox will discuss the house and the career of S. I. Morris at 3 PM on the Morris patio. The Morris house was featured on the Contemporary Arts Association's first ever house tour of 1952. The tour roster included the Menil House by Philip Johnson. Only three houses of the nine featured are still in existence. News & Upcoming Events Houston Mod is keeping an eye on threatened modern designs including Jones Hall, the Astrodome, Johnson Space Center, and Tranquility Park. Stay tuned for further information. Sunday's event will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss your mod thoughts with other modern enthusiasts. April is Modern Month and the event calendar will be ready soon. Houston Mod publications will be available at Sunday's event. We look forward to seeing you at Mod of the Month.
  4. January Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, January 22, 2017 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these fascinating vintage modern/contemporary houses located in Willow Meadows and Meyerland, about seven miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017 8822 Prichett Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77024 HAR Link | Google Map Charles Tapley designed this well-considered house in 1957 and it remains very close to its original condition. A handsome integrated porch-carport entrance leads to the living areas, open on all sides to the private natural setting. Extensive use of glass walls, brick flooring and redwood paneling imbue the spaces with refinement making it a pleasure to experience. This Meyerland house has never flooded. Charles Tapley (1931 - 2015) was an architect and landscape architect determined to create outstanding places and structures. He was a graduate of Rice Institute and became a registered architect in 1960 and a registered landscape architect in 1970. Houston Mod has featured some of his other designs such as 1807 Wroxton, 610 Grecian Way and Tranquility Park. 9706 Cliffwood Drive, Willow Meadows, Houston, TX 77096 HAR Link | Google Map This intriguing 1950s modern house features an atrium, walls of glass, skylights, and extensive built-ins including a floating wall between the entry and dining areas. It is a spacious house situated on a roomy bayou-front lot. The house experienced minor flooding in 2016 and is ready for repair. The original set of plans is available for research. News & Upcoming Events Rio Grand Valley Mod Tour II Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017 Rio Grande Valley Modern (RGVMod) and Houston Mod are hosting a special two-day member event in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Nydia Tapia-Gonzales of Harlingen, founder of RGVMod and Houston Master Mod Stephen Fox will lead a tour of outstanding sites of mid-twentieth-century modern design in Edinburg and McAllen on January 27-28. This is a follow-up event to last year's well-received tour in Harlingen and Brownsville. Tickets for the Rio Grande Valley Mod Tour II are now available and an email was distributed with further information to members last Saturday, Jan. 7th. The tour is almost sold out, but if spaces remain by the end of this weekend, tickets will be opened up to non-members and a follow up email will be distributed and info will be posted on the Houston Mod Facebook Page. Houston Mod publications and membership information will be available at Sunday's event. Discuss your design and preservation thoughts and concerns with fellow modsters. We look forward to seeing you!
  5. View this email in your browser November Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, November 6, 2016, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these vintage modern/contemporary houses located in the Tanglewood and Memorial areas of Houston, about 7 miles west of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017 922 Boros Drive, Inverness, Hunters Creek Village, Texas, 77024 HAR Link | Google Map This nifty vintage contemporary style house contains a treasure trove of sought after mod details starting with a rare translucent fiberglass front door and leading through to the glamorous swimming pool and terrace complete with outdoor wet bar and gas-fired tiki torches. The flowing living areas surround a large and open high ceilinged kitchen still with original arrangement and cabinetry. The breakfast room has an original wall mural, metal screen space dividers, planter box and likely a Higgins glass Rondelay window screen. Many other delightful vintage features complete the scene. Houston Mod publications make excellent gifts and will be available at this location on Sunday. 7 Buffalo Ridge Circle, Indian Trail, Houston, Texas, 77056 HAR Link | Google Map Architect Ralph Anderson designed this AIA award winning house in 1978 for fellow Rice architecture alum David Chapman and wife Erminie Chambers. Anderson (1923-1990), joined the prominent architecture firm of Wilson, Morris & Crain in 1947 and became a partner in 1952. His other projects include the Astrodome, Houston Post Building, and the endangered Frank Erwin Center. The design for the Chapman house provides numerous decks and walls of glass making the most of the lush wooded ravine setting. Additional features include art display walls, dramatic sloped ceilings, sky roofs, lofts, catering area, and a motor court, all magnificently maintained. It's Member November! Houston Mod is only able to fulfill our mission as Houston's modern architecture and design preservation advocacy group through the generous support of our members. Member November is the best time to renew or sign up for a Houston Mod membership. Purchasing a membership is a a snap at our new online Houston Mod Square Shop. If you are unsure if your membership has expired, please use the link below to email us. Join in November to insure your invitation to the Houston Mod Annual Member Holiday Party and news about other exciting upcoming member-only events and offers. Houston Mod Square Shop | Email Houston Mod
  6. October Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, October 23, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these vintage contemporary houses located in the Meyerland, Westbury and Braes Timbers subdivisions of Houston, about 8 - 10 miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017. 5302 Braesheather Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77096 HAR Link | Google Map Joel Brand, FAIA designed this expansive modern house featuring broad plate glass walls opening to partially walled landscaped gardens from most rooms. Many rooms are fitted with extensive built-in cabinetry. Joel Brand is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Architecture. He became registered to practice in Texas in 1966. He first worked for Howard Barnstone beginning in 1957 and later for Bolton & Barnstone before co-founding Brand & Allen in 1965. Joel Brand worked prolifically in the Houston area before moving to central Texas and later to the west coast. Has your Houston Mod membership expired or would you like to join? Membership signup and renewal will be available at this location, along with Houston Mod publications which make excellent gifts. 4815 Braesvalley Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77096 HAR Link | Google Map This house has a unique and inviting floor plan with multiple living areas featuring walls of glass opening to private outdoor spaces. The entry sequence has a Palm Springs feel with a stylish double porte-cochère connecting to a double door entry through cactus-lined court topped with soaring beams. Architect Lars Bang designed the house in 1956. Bang was a 1950 graduate of the University of Houston and first worked for Phillip Willard where he had a hand in designing over one thousand houses. He designed and built the internationally acclaimed Bendit House from 1952 - 1954. He partnered with Lucian Hood until 1959 on several large projects. Bang formed his own firm in 1960 and concentrated mostly on commercial projects for the remainder of his career. 10815 Kit Street, Westbury, Houston, TX 77096 HAR Link | Google Map This flat-roofed vintage modern house has a partially covered court yard entry opening to a spacious living area viewing the unusually large park-like back yard. If you know about the history of this house, please share with the information to Houston Mod. 9307 McAvoy Drive, Braes Timbers, Houston, TX 77074 HAR Link | Google Map This house may be on drive-by only status on Sunday. This very attractive contemporary style house was designed by architect Lucian T. Hood, Jr., a 1952 graduate of the University of Houston. Hood was a master at designing picturesque elevations while creating captivating perspective drawings of his projects. Flexible living spaces, complete with brick wall and fireplace, open wide to the expansive views of a giant lot and swimming pool. Hood designed mostly modern architecture until the mid to late 1960's when a demand for more traditional styles necessitated a change. His extensive archives are now preserved at the University of Houston Special Collections library. Sadly, many of his most spectacular modern houses have been demolished and many records have been lost. Upcoming Events Past Forward, The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, will be held in Houston, November 15-18, 2016. Attendees will explore how preservation can play a greater role in securing healthier, more sustainable and just cities. Information on special tickets for Houston Mod Members to the Candlelight House Tour will be distributed shortly. Stay tuned for information on Houston Mod's annual member Holiday Party. If you are not a member, join now to guarantee an invitation to the celebration in an incredible modern space. _________________________________________ Do you shop on Amazon? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  7. Houston MOD Current News & Events "This WAS Contemporary Art" Exhibit Lecture - Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 Join us at the Heritage Society, Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM for a special lecture by Randy Tibbits, one of the guest curators of the current exhibit: "This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston 1945-1965". The talk, "The Houston Art Scene in Transition & Disruption: Frank Freed's Opening Night - Contemporary Arts Museum of 1953 and What it Shows Us", will explore how World War II disrupted and influenced Houston's art culture. Admission: $5 general; free for Heritage Society members. The Exhibition gallery will be open 10 AM - 9 PM on Wednesday and co-curators available for evening tours. The exhibit closes on Saturday, October 15, 2016. University of Houston Art & Architecture Tour - Sat. Oct. 8 As part of Docomomo US National Tour Day, the AIA Houston and Houston Mod have partnered to host a walking tour exploring the art, architecture and campus design at the University of Houston on Saturday, October 8 at 10 AM. Cost: $5 for AIA Houston and Houston Mod members; $10 General Admission. Reservations are recommended. Tour sites include the Fine Arts Building, 1972, CRSS; Cullen College of Engineering, 1967, Golemon and Rolfe; A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 1965, Frank C. Dill; and the Ezekiel W. Cullen Building, 1950, Alfred C. Finn (pictured). Further tour information is available on the Houston Mod Facebook page. Houston: Uncommon Modern Receives National Award On September 22, 2016, Delaney Harris-Finch (Houston Mod board member) and Anna Mod (Houston Mod co-founder and Master Mod) traveled to New York City to accept a Modernism in America Award from Docomomo US. The Survey/Inventory Citation of Merit was presented by the Docomomo US Board Vice President, Robert Meckfessel of Dallas, Texas. The Houston: Uncommon Modern project along with 9 other exemplary projects that raise awareness of the importance of architecture and design of postwar society in the United States were honored. Exhibit catalogs are still available, email info@houstonmod.org for purchase information. Houston To Host Nation's Preservationists - Nov. 15-18 The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, Past Forward, will be held in Houston, November 15-18, 2016. Attendees will explore how preservation can play a greater role in securing healthier, more sustainable and just cities through educational programming, field studies, and special events throughout the city. Click here to view a promotional video created by the Trust showcasing Houston. Visit the Past Forward website to learn more or register. Stay tuned for info on special ticket availability to the Candlelight House Tour for Houston Mod members. _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member.
  8. September Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, September 18, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Please join us to help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage contemporary home in the Woodside subdivision of Houston, located about 6 miles southwest of downtown. Note that the usual event time has been adjusted to allow for attendance of an architecture talk by Stephen Fox at 4 PM, further details below. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21 - 23, 2017! 3730 Sun Valley Drive, Woodside, Houston, TX 77025 Before After The theme of September's Mod of the Month is Before & After. This house was also Mod of the Month in July 2015 when it was being sold by the original owner in worn, but almost original condition. Come see how it has escaped demolition and been restored and renovated with care for the original design and character. Architect James Womack designed the striking butterfly-roofed house in 1955. Womack was a 1950 graduate of the University of Houston College of Architecture. He became a registered architect in 1950 and designed structures located throughout Houston including Meyerland, Glenbrook Valley, and Meadowcreek Village. He worked with architect John Phenix. HAR Link Other News & Events "Constructing Jewish Houston" Talk By Stephen Fox Follow up the Houston Mod of the Month event on Sunday, September 18 at 4 PM, with a lecture by architectural historian and Master Mod Stephen Fox on works of architecture associated with Houston's Jewish community. The talk will pose the question: how have these buildings and sites contributed to Houston's emergence as a major U.S. city? The lecture is part of the 8th Annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series presented in partnership with the Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and will be at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center located at 5601 S Braeswood Blvd. Tickets available online for $10 for the general public. Mecom Fountain Restored By Friends! Thanks to the Friends of the Fountain, the Mecom Fountain has been restored to its 1964, Eugene Werlin design. The Friends, led by Pheobe Tudor and Bill Baldwin, hosted a Ribbon Cutting event last week, celebrating the restoration. Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke to the crowd on the importance of preserving our past. The group raised well over the $60,000 goal to reverse inappropriate alterations to the protected city landmark that began earlier this year. Surplus funds from the crowd-sourced campaign allowed for completion of the original scope to remove limestone panels and patch holes, as well as additional work to re-coat the bowls to original specifications, replace lights, and install a chlorination system. Well done, Friends! Houston To Host Nation's Preservationists The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, Past Forward, will be held in Houston, November 15-18, 2016. Attendees will explore how preservation can play a greater role in securing healthier, more sustainable and just cities through educational programming, field studies, and special events throughout the city. Click here to view a promotional video created by the Trust showcasing Houston. Visit the Past Forward website to learn more or register. Stay tuned for info on special ticket availability to the Candlelight House Tour for Houston Mod members. One last Before & After look at Sunday's Mod of the Month: Before After _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod publications will be available at the Mod of the Month event. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  9. August Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 7, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2-4 PM. Please join us to help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage contemporary home. This month's event takes place in the University Oaks subdivision of Houston, located about 3 miles southeast of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017! 4345 North MacGregor Way, University Oaks, Houston, TX 77004 This 1950s contemporary home, recently saved from demolition and updated, is in need of a new owner to continue its preservation. The house is situated on a spacious tree shaded site viewing the picturesque Brays Bayou and is minutes away from Hermann Park, the Medical Center, the University of Houston, and the new MetroRail southeast purple line. The spacious, light filled house has a free flowing plan opening to an expansive patio and swimming pool. The daughter of the original owner reports her father, Paul Brochstein, designed and built the house. Brochstein's brothers, Harry and I.H., built and lived in the two houses to the east of 4345. All three families moved to Meyerland about 1963. HAR Link Riverside Terrace is filled with history and significant architecture. Stephen Fox wrote about the area in a 1987 Cite Magazine article, "Riverside Terrace and Environs: An Architectural Tour". Click the link to view a PDF with architectural descriptions and tour map, then explore the neighborhood this weekend to see what has changed and what remains and may be preserved. Search HoustonMod.org to learn more about the mod architecture in the area including the University of Houston and Texas Southern University campuses. The Houston Mod exhibition brochure, "Endangered Modern - The Real Story" features a description of the area and will be available at Sunday's event. Other News & Events This WAS Contemporary Art is now open at the Heritage Society Museum Gallery at Sam Houston Park. Learn about what was happening in Houston in art, architecture, and design from the 1940s-1960s! On view Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4pm through October 15, 2016. Houston Mod members, board members and Master Mods have contributed to this high quality exhibition. Admission is free of charge. _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod publications will be available at the event. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  10. 4955 Heatherglen has been demolished as well. There isn't a thing left on the lot but bare soil. Even the swimming pool, which was at the back edge of the lot, is gone. The house made a big contribution to the mid-century appeal of that block.
  11. It could have become a Pricebusters briefly after Eagle. I didn't consider those major brands and did not pay much attention to them. It was a flea market for a short time as well, after the long period of being vacant. The 99.9 cent only store came soon after the flea market. The building was completely renovated for the dollar store. Is it the lack of visibility that has caused this to property to have not been more successful? The center at 2600 Gessner sat vacant for many years as well. The shell was built about 1969 but the store fronts never installed for about a decade or more. The center where HEB is now located at the SW corner of Gessner at Kempwood also had a difficult start. A major grocery store was partially constructed then left incomplete for many years. It may have been a Handy Andy and the center was going to be similar to another built at Gessner and the SW Freeway.
  12. July Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 17, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2-4 PM. Please join us Sunday to help us find a new preservation-minded owner for this outstanding architect designed modern home. This month's event takes place in the Meyerland subdivision of Houston, located about 9 miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017! 5243 Lymbar Drive, Meyerland, Section 8, Houston, TX 77096 This is an extra special opportunity to tour a vintage modern house designed and still occupied by its original owners. Architect Hy Applebaum and his wife will be at Sunday's event to discuss the house and his career as well as Houston's architectural scene. Hy A. Applebaum, AIA is a 1956 graduate of the Rice University School of Architecture and principal of the Houston-based R&A Architects since its founding in 1963. The house of his design, expansive in plan and richly detailed, has been occupied and wonderfully maintained by Mr. and Mrs. Applebaum and family since its construction. HAR Link Other News & Events This WAS Contemporary Art is now open at the Heritage Society Museum Gallery at Sam Houston Park. Learn about what was happening in Houston in art, architecture, and design from the 1940s-1960s! On view Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am-4 pm through October 15, 2016. Houston Mod members, board members and Master Mods have contributed to this high quality exhibition. Admission is free of charge. _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod publications will be available at this event. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  13. Yes, this building was an Eagle grocery store in the 1970's similar to their location on San Felipe where the Briargrove Pharmacy is now located. Then the building was vacant for many years after Eagle closed. It just sat there abandoned and derelict. In front of the Eagle store, there was a spray-it-yourself car wash that was demolished just a few years ago so the Auto Zone could be built. That is fairly new building. The new super-sized store will be Auto Zone's third location in this block. The Eagle store had a giant tall sign you could see from Longpoint, miles away. But it never had much business. The shopping center directly across the street originally only consisted of two large stores. One was Rice Food Market which later became Gerland's Food Fair then it was a linen outlet and now it is a thrift store. The building next door with the great natural river stone wall was a large for the time Madings drug store. Then it became Fernie's Art Center and later it became an Auto Zone. Now it is a modern furniture store. The smaller stores to the sides were added in the late 1970's.
  14. June Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 26, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. This month's event takes place in the Memorial area of west Houston, located about 11 miles west of downtown. Let's help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage modern house. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017! 12430 Perthshire Road, Memorial Hollow, Houston, Texas 77024 A double door court yard entry sets the tone for this early 1960s contemporary home situated in a beautiful wooded Memorial area neighborhood. Other much desired modern aspects such as walls of plate glass, a special low slope roof, double carport, solar brick screen wall, and a louvered canopy complete the mod scene. The area has sought after schools as well as a number of architect designed houses. HAR Link Other News & Events Shipley's photo by Rocio Carlon Studios; Wolf's photo by Peter Molick Photography Houston: Uncommon Modern Wins National Award! The Houston: Uncommon Modern project has won a Modernism in America Award! The annual award program by Docomomo US has announced 10 exemplary projects to be honored this year from across the country that raise awareness of the importance of architecture, landscapes and typologies of postwar society in the United States. The co-curators, Anna Mod (Houston Mod co-founder) and Delaney Harris-Finch (Houston Mod board member), will receive the Survey/Inventory Citation of Merit award at a ceremony on September 22, 2016 in New York City. Houston Mod is pleased to be associated with the Modernism in America Awards program for the third year in a row! Last year, Save The Dome (a coalition of Preservation Houston, National Trust for Historic Preservation, AIA Houston, Houston Arts & Media and Houston Mod) received the Advocacy Award of Excellence for the public education effort to save the Astrodome. Two years ago, the inaugural presentation of the Modernism in America Awards program was hosted in Houston at the Docomomo US National Symposium in the sanctuary of the downtown First Church of Christ, Scientist. There are plans underway for the Houston: Uncommon Modern exhibit to be displayed elsewhere in Texas in the near future - details to follow. The exhibit catalog will be available at this Sunday's Mod of the Month event along with other Houston Mod publications. _____________________________________________________ Do you shop on Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  15. April Mod of the Month April is MODern Month in Texas! Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, April 24, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 3 - 5 PM. Our special MODern Month event takes place in the Memorial area, located about 6 miles west of downtown Houston. This is an opportunity to preview the soon to be listed for sale Frame-Harper House and help find a new preservation-minded owner. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 403 Westminster Drive, Huntleigh, Houston, Texas 77024 Architect Harwood Taylor, of the firm Neuhaus & Taylor, designed this exciting modern house for the David A. Frame family in 1958 - 1959. Situated high upon a topographically challenging site along the north bank of Buffalo Bayou, this is perhaps Houston's favorite modern house. The house was restored by its third owner, Dana Harper, with the assistance of Stern and Bucek architects, and has received the Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston. It has been designated a Protected Landmark by the City of Houston. Amenities include spectacular terrazzo floored living spaces, 5/6 bedrooms, 5+ baths, guest house, salt water swimming pool, elevator, and expansive terrazo patios. The kitchen has stainless steel counters and European appliances. Walls of glass and soaring ceilings abound making it a great house for entertaining. Harwood Taylor was born in Dallas in 1927 and raised in Houston, living in River Oaks. He studied architecture at the University of Houston and University of Texas where he graduated in 1951. He worked for Houston architect William Floyd until 1953 when he became a registered architect. In 1955 he and high school classmate J. Victor Neuhaus III became partners. Their firm was successful and eventually grew to perform international services, renamed 3D/I. The Houston Mod publication Booming Houston & the Modern House- Residential Architecture of Neuhaus & Taylor, by Ben Koush, has more information and will be available at this event. Other News & Events Mod Month Continues with More Tours! Before visiting the Frame-Harper house, don't miss the Garden Oaks Home and Garden Tour April 24 featuring a 1942 modern house by architect Allen Williams located at 851 W. 43rd Street, 77018. Individual entry tickets are available. MODern Month events continue with the Preservation Houston Good Brick Award winners Tour featuring the 1953 Bendit House, by Lars Bang, recently restored by Steve Curry, Houston Mod president, and five additional locations. April 30 & May 1. Details on the MODern Month Poster HERE. Do you shop on Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.