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Willowisp    2

Thank you to Ben Koush for compiling this list!

C. CAA/CAM Modern House Tour Listings

Tour I, 27 April 1952

Hamilton Brown, Hunt House, 526 West Friar Tuck Lane

Hamilton Brown, Selig House, 3715 Inverness

Cowell & Neuhaus, Baker House, 3665 Willowick Road

Cowell & Neuhaus, Stude (Stevenson) House, 56 Tiel Way

Philip Johnson, Menil House, 3363 San Felipe Road

MacKie & Kamrath, Adler House, 24 Tiel Way

Thompson McCleary, McCleary House, 6034 Memorial Drive

Edward Stone, Kempner House, 3688 Willowick Road

Wilson, Morris & Crain, Morris House, 2 Waverly Court

Tour II, 18-19 April 1953

Hamilton Brown, Hudgins House, 501 West Friar Tuck Lane

Hamilton Brown, Hohlt House, 223 Pine Shadows Drive

A. A. Liefeste, Jr., Lefieste House, 403 Blalock Road

Smart & Whitehead, Smart House, 318 Pine Shadows Drive

Wilson, Morris & Crain, Buie House, 310 Saddlewood Lane

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

Wilson, Morris & Crain, Cramerus House, 250 Pine Hollow Lane

Wilson, Morris & Crain, Lazarus House, 57 Briar Hollow Lane

Tour IV, 2-3 April 1955

Bolton & Barnstone, Hardison House, 233 Merrie Way

Paul Elliott, Crow House, 325 West Friar Tuck Lane

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

Burdette Keeland, Pryor Apartment, Kipling Apartments II, 2719 Kipling Street

Robert Wilson, Wilson Apartment, Bettis Apartments, 4311 Bettis Drive

Tour VI, 13-14 April 1957

Lars Bang, Bendit (Kamin) House, 4111 Drummond Street

Bolton & Barnstone, Demoustier House, 608 Little John Lane

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

Tour VII, 12-13 April 1958

Edward Goodwin, Jr., Goodwin House, 3 Leisure Lane

George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce, Carroll House, 2014 Persa Street

Swenson & Linnstaedter, Swenson House, 3106 Brazos Street

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Kelsey House, 2 Long Bow Lane

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Marshall House, 3700 Willowick Road

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

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Thompson House, 4911 Tilbury Drive

Tour IX, 21-22 May 1960

Koetter & Tharp, Tharp House, 8218 Mallie Court

Lloyd & Morgan, Class House, Rice University

Lloyd & Morgan, Cooper House, 201 Kincaid Drive

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

Hamilton Brown, McClelland House, 11207 Tyne Court

William Hoff, Huvard House, 12526 Old Oaks Drive

George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce, Zwerneman (Lundgren) House, 16 Crestwood Drive

Tour XI, 28-29 April 1962

Bolton & Barnstone, Owsley House, 65 Briar Hollow Drive

MacKie & Kamrath, Ballantyne House, 2 Tiel Way

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Carter House, 62 Briar Hollow Lane

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Hines House, 146 Radney Street

Tour XII, 1963

no information

Tour XIII, 5-6 December 1964

Howard Barnstone & Partners, Melcher House, 13 Tiel Way

H. F. P. Goeters & Associates, Salmon House, 506 Fall River Road

Jenkins & Hoff, Sheer House, 616 Hedwig Lane

Larson & Wingfield, Williams House, 31 Briar Hollow Lane

F. Carrington Weems, Weems House, 919 Kirby Drive

Tour XIV, 30-31 October 1965

Kenneth Bentsen, Bentsen House, 2933 Del Monte Drive

P. M. Bolton Associates, Bolton House, 5000 Longmont Drive

J. W. Evans, Evans House, 3118 Georgetown Street

Jenkins & Hoff, Hoff House, 772 Flintdale Road

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Anderson House, 1638 Banks Street

Edited by Willowisp

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BenH    21

First, the bad news:

C. CAA/CAM Modern House Tour Listings

Tour I, 27 April 1952

Hamilton Brown, Hunt House, 526 West Friar Tuck Lane

Hamilton Brown, Selig House, 3715 Inverness (demolished)

Cowell & Neuhaus, Baker House, 3665 Willowick Road (demolished)

Cowell & Neuhaus, Stude (Stevenson) House, 56 Tiel Way

Philip Johnson, Menil House, 3363 San Felipe Road

MacKie & Kamrath, Adler House, 24 Tiel Way (unknown, construction dates to the 70's, so this one is probably gone)

Thompson McCleary, McCleary House, 6034 Memorial Drive (unknown, address no longer exists)

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 (unknown, probably demolished)

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 (Slightly remodeled)

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

Burdette Keeland, Pryor Apartment, Kipling Apartments II, 2719 Kipling Street

Robert Wilson, Wilson Apartment, Bettis Apartments, 4311 Bettis Drive

Tour VI, 13-14 April 1957

Lars Bang, Bendit (Kamin) House, 4111 Drummond Street

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

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

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

Tour IX, 21-22 May 1960

Koetter & Tharp, Tharp House, 8218 Mallie Court

Lloyd & Morgan, Class House, Rice University

Lloyd & Morgan, Cooper House, 201 Kincaid Drive (can't find a Kincaid drive, much less this address)

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

Hamilton Brown, McClelland House, 11207 Tyne Court

William Hoff, Huvard House, 12526 Old Oaks Drive

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.

Tour XI, 28-29 April 1962

Bolton & Barnstone, Owsley House, 65 Briar Hollow Drive

MacKie & Kamrath, Ballantyne House, 2 Tiel Way

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Carter House, 62 Briar Hollow Lane

Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, Hines House, 146 Radney Street (probably destroyed)

Tour XII, 1963

no information

Tour XIII, 5-6 December 1964

Howard Barnstone & Partners, Melcher House, 13 Tiel Way

H. F. P. Goeters & Associates, Salmon House, 506 Fall River Road (demolished)

Jenkins & Hoff, Sheer House, 616 Hedwig Lane (unknown, neighborhood has changed considerably)

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

I'm compiling photos of everything that remains.

Edited by BenH

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gnu    53
First, the bad news:

C. CAA/CAM Modern House Tour Listings

Tour I, 27 April 1952

MacKie & Kamrath, Adler House, 24 Tiel Way (unknown, construction dates to the 70's, so this one is probably gone)

i believe the 70's house that replaced the Adler House is gone as well. It is now just a vacant lot.

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BenH    21

In no particular order:

Erath House - Neuhaus & Taylor

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Walser House - Travis Brosche

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Pierce House - Pierce & Pierce

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Herzog House - Paul Lazslo with Howard Barntsone

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Davidson House - Joseph Krakower (without Herb Greene)

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Gordon House - Bolton & Barnstone

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Goodwin House - Edward Goodwin, Jr.

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Holdt House - Hamilton Brown (Demolished)

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Hoff House - Jenkins & Hoff

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Kelsey House - Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson

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Willowisp    2

Doing a little digging on this today and found 11207 Tyne Ct. was sold in 2005 and demolished at some point after that. Does HAR go back that far that one of the realtors can look it up and save the old pictures if there are any?

Jason

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Willowisp    2

Lindsay House by Bolton and Barnstone 7623 River Point

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This house is surrounded by foliage and one of the biggest magnolia trees I've ever seen.

By the way, a neighbor in River Bend told me that the contemporary John Staub house at 1000 River Bend will not be torn down as I expected. It sits on 2 lots and I assumed it would be a goner.

Jason

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Willowisp    2

4311 Bettis - It had a sign out front saying "Coming Soon" the something or another apartments, so if you want to see it you better go over there soon. It's very charming. This whole area is being rebuilt. There's a thread in Historic Houston about Mid Ln. and all the partying that went on there.

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Willowisp    2

I finally got a new scanner/printer! Here's a scan of an announcement of the Sheer House from the Post or Chronicle and a picture from when it was on the CAA Tour. Sorry about the quality of the picture. You have to use your imagination.

Anyone who reads this that lived in the Sheer House or has a picture, please let me know or add it here.

Jason

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SpaceAge    23
Here's a scan of an announcement of the Sheer House from the Post or Chronicle and a picture from when it was on the CAA Tour.

Anyone who reads this that lived in the Sheer House or has a picture, please let me know or add it here.

Jason

616 Hedwig, the address of the Sheer house from the 1964 tour, has completely disappeared from HCAD records. The 1966 Cole's directory shows Dr. Daniel E. Sheer and Diana J. Sheer living there and having their telephone first connected in 1962. By 1969, only Diana is listed at the address. (Daniel moved to 46 E. Stillforest in 1969.) The 1992 directory shows the address to exist but the information is not listed. Another mystery to solve...

Daniel E. Sheer received the B.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in. 1943, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan.

Daniel E. Sheer, neuropsychologist, Professor of psychology and Director of the psychology laboratory at the University of Houston, took his undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University and his graduate training at the University of Michigan, where he also worked in the Laboratory of comparative neurology.

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Willowisp    2

Thanks for this great info.

The addresses and properties are unusual over there. I got lost trying to find the Sheer House when I tried to find it!

If you look at this map:

http://www.hcad.org/iMaps/Tiles/Color/5058D9.pdf

it appears that 612 and 620 have a tiny sliver of property that extends out to hedwig, giving them hedwig addresses, though they face Long Timbers Lane. What this suggests to me is that it was all one (huge) property at one time.

The rest of the addresses are 600, 608, ____, 624, 630, 638 - so they almost follow a pattern of 8.

It says on HCAD that 612 was built in 1970 (possibly after Mr. Sheer's passing, part of the property was sold?) then years later the rest of 616 Hedwig and was sold, divided and demolished with the road Long Timbers going in and the rest of the properties being built? The oldest of Long Timbers Ln appears to have been built in 1984 according to HCAD. Now that's the deepest I think I can get into it tonight... I've been told that sometimes builders change the addresses if they can to avoid confusion with the old house or to get a fresh start on a property.

Suffice to say, I would love to see some quality pictures of the house.

Jason

616 Hedwig, the address of the Sheer house from the 1964 tour, has completely disappeared from HCAD records. The 1966 Cole's directory shows Dr. Daniel E. Sheer and Diana J. Sheer living there and having their telephone first connected in 1964. By 1969, only Diana is listed at the address. The 1992 directory shows the address to exist but the information is not listed. Another mystery to solve...

Daniel E. Sheer received the B.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in. 1943, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan.

Daniel E. Sheer, neuropsychologist, Professor of psychology and Director of the psychology laboratory at the University of Houston, took his undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University and his graduate training at the University of Michigan, where he also worked in the Laboratory of comparative neurology.

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BenH    21

Judge & Mrs. Wilmer B. Hunt House - 526 W. Friar Tuck - Hamilton Brown (demolished)

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Not sure where the article is from; maybe Texas Architect?

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RockM    0

Wow thanks, Willowisp, excellent list.

I just got a new GPS so I used the addresses on tour X 1961 to test it out.

What a slick way of checking out architecture around Houston, the turn by turn directions make it quick and easy

to go from one property to another.

I like it that you did not provide pictures with the listings as it makes it kind of a surprise to find out

if the house is still there and what it looks like.

For tour X all but one of the houses are still there. just McClelland House, 11207 Tyne Court is gone.

But even if the house is gone you can still get a sense of flavor of the neighborhood and other homes of the period.

Not to say there isn't pressure in the neighborhoods where the others are still standing.

7623 River Point Drive has a sign stating builder will build to suit and 16 Crestwood Dr has a construction fence around it.

The tour gives great insight on the evolution of neighborhoods in Houston. You cant really blame a family for wanting to build

something new to call there own. The same as the origional home owners did mid-century. True there are a lot of McMansions out

there but also really great modern architecture too. Good that the locations are still very valuable and new construction of modern

architecture is replacing some of the old ones.

Cheers.

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BenH    21

De Moustier House - 608 Little John Lane - Bolton & Barnstone

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All text and photos courtesy of Architectural Record.

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BenH    21

Swenson & Linnstaedter, Swenson House, 3106 Brazos Street

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Willowisp    2

Thanks to whoever put this thread at the top! It is definitely one of the main focuses of this message board...

Maybe the "Favorite Mods" thread would be another for the top? But I wouldn't want to clutter the top so I don't know...

Ben - thanks for scanning those! We make a good team...

Jason

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