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Lucian last won the day on January 17 2012

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  1. The Century Building was Houston' 1st skyscraper, not so much height but steel frame (steel allowed you to go higher) … L Hood-Bang had ended their partnership due to Bang wanted to use same Engineer they had been using, but Ken S "Owner" wanted to use relative/friend? so Bang said good by and Lucian said ok and did plans, to bad because Hood-Bang had found Texas multi color stone about 3' sq cut pieces, and thick because soft … I wish I knew where it was and was there any more removed for any projects ? … the B/W rendering shows the building as stand alone (do you see similar look to Times Bldg?) and no park garage added later … 2 things more … a beam being placed on top story came loose and fell to side walk …. no one was killed but everybody got sued … must have sounded like St Paul Methodist Church Bells, another time Lucian met Ken S on site to chat so I was running all over the place and got into the crane cab and pulled some levers and she started moving forward, I was worried were I should aim if it did not stop and reversed what I did and it stopped, I bailed and ran to see if my Dad or KS had seen what I did if they had I was going to kept running maybe to Galveston …. was lucky that day …. L
  2. Balinese Room Blue Moon Café, South Main crazy good stuffed shrimp Safari ….. all the small Mom & Pop Cafes & roadside Bar B Q Ravin Cajun La Fonda Mexican Skippy's Kemah, Seabrook, Galveston seafood spots ……. L
  3. One other item, they could have made a plaster of paris Big Donut as they made the little Elephant outside the Safari Restaurant …. L
  4. The Big Donut, was designed by Hood-Bang Co. '50's … in the photo attached is where the donut was to go and in blue are the guy wires holding it, after the WW2 and they wanted to buy Bomber rubber inter tube, multi patched together (never built) and fill it with helium to float (the Texas wind would have been like Wizard of OZ and Hood-Bang would have been famous flying over Houston hanging on to the Big Donut) the building is a Ranch style (that pitched roof is give away) with mid Century Mod sprinkles, the dark paint was sprayed over the Stone and in future someone could sand blast that paint off and the stone may have been from the quarry, same as Century Building, which Hood-Bang found a 1 of a kind stone, it is on the side of the Century Building, multi color stone, some one should stock pile the stone … I think when I went by there the place was called the Crystal Pistol and I remember looking and trying to scrap some paint off the stone … was on thick … there was nice model made and at one time going to be parking on roof, I remember going by and buying some donuts with my Dad (Drive thru) and even my young age worried about the amount of donuts they would have to sell to make the mortgage … I put the rendering on the 1st HAIF and now I can not find it …. Lucian
  5. https://houstonhistorymagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/15.1-From-The-Archive-Extended-Endnotes.pdf
  6. Does this look like a Lucian Hood Home? I worked for my Pop early, started by cross hatching brick and erasing, Lucian Designed and Builder/Owner a Mid Century Modern in Bellaire, Texas ...my early years in that home which the roof rolled back for a entire room sky view and the in floor spa in front of the Fire Place_ which also was a reflection pond ... good living, music at that time was Martin Denny Quiet Village and Tiki was the happening ... later when he sold it a Japanese Family they and lived there at least 15 years ... it is not there any more, looked for it ... Russell Howard was nice enough to search the news papers ... I know Lucian had Open House when complete, so when I did this Bellaire, Texas Home I put on my Lucian Hood Hat ... attached a similar MC Mod similar to Lucian's MC Mod
  7. Brenner's on the Bayou is almost there, if you had site with a little room you could build a mound starting on the top edge of Bayou then built the lowest part at top edge ... the concrete piles at bottom with Landscape stabilize the slope also the height you would have above would put your view above the tree line so you would have Bayou and view above tree line ... like what Mayans did ... new idea for south of boarder cafe or SFD ... the SFD shown has 2 car garage and the extra park outside it is 2 bedroom 2,399 sq. ft. with 2 basements ... 1 basement has view and could be 3rd bedroom or huge Kitchen with game room combo ... also has full height Elevator ... would make for some interesting living ... L http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/bayou/pdf/banquet.pdf
  8. Could this go along Bayou if above high water mark or is there a easement width set back?
  9. could this SFD go on slope of Buffalo Bayou if above high water mark or is there a easement width?


  10. Hi, I am Architect in CA & TX (grew up in Houston) have you made selection? ... Tudor attached ..... if not maybe could try a relationship, I am in Los Angeles most of the time 2 hr.s diff .. ... I did the French Regency contemporary in Beverly Hills for a Architect/Owner in Indonesia also attached ..... Lucian 310-473-9083 http://lucianhoodarchitect.com lhoodarchitect@yahoo.com
  11. Great vid ... I rode my bike all over Rice almost daily 1954-55 .. it was our play ground ... we use to get in the stadium and play chase all around and some of the open grass areas play football games with lots of kids .... one night Ike Eisenhower came to speak to Houston business men at the Basketball Court Bldg and we (me and friend) went on our bikes and rode inbetween 20+ motorcycle police leading the big old black limo's w/ Ike and asso's traveling maybe 5 mph (hey we were faster than that) ... we went right up to the front doors and lay our bikes down to the left of front doors ... we were invisible ..... and came in when Ike came in ... once Ike started to speak he told all the business men to take off their coats and relax (Houston heat... good name for a sports team) and the all black coats became all white shirts and black ties .. and to think 10 years before Ike was top gun over all these soliders now business men making Houston grow ..... great stuff even for 9 years old we followed his words till we got bored and felt the old guys could take care of every thing ok ...out we went on our bikes thru the parked motorcyles along our route, incl grass and walks, streets & sidewalks..... back home to .... Bissonnett and Mandel area ....... Lucian lll
  12. wow ... looked at the photo above of the Times Bldg above and made my hair stand up and eyes moist .... L
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