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  1. October Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, October 29, 2017 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 houses located in the Memorial area, about 12 miles west of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 419 Isolde Drive, Memorial Bend, Houston, TX 77024 HAR Link http://www.har.com/419-isolde/sale_43615922 The Memorial Bend area includes one of Houston's greatest concentrations of architect-designed vintage modern houses. Early promotions for the area proclaimed it had more good contemporaries than any other subdivision in Houston. This circa 1959 flat-roofed house was designed by architect William Floyd in his trademark handsomely restrained manner. It has been carefully maintained and thoughtfully enlarged by its architect-owner. Unfortunately, it recently flooded, for the first time. William Norman Floyd (1910-2004) was from Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He moved to Houston after World War II and designed hundreds of modern houses for a number of subdivisions. He became an early investor in Memorial Bend and designed 50 of its houses. Many of his designs were published locally and nationally. Several architects, past and present, chose to live in houses in this area. More Mods of Interest Available in the Area: 430 Faust Lane, Memorial Bend, 77024 - stop and take a look inside through the windows 12922 Figaro Drive, Memorial Bend, 77024 - drive-by 12815 Hansel Drive, Memorial Bend, 77024 - drive-by 311 Gershwin Drive, Memorial Glen, 77079 - drive-by Learn more about the area at The Architecture of Memorial Bend website created by Houston Mod co-founder Michael Brichford. This rich online resource features researched information about the neighborhood along with addresses of the vintage modern houses, making an area tour an enlightening experience. If you have more information about these houses, architects, or others in the area, please inform Houston Mod so we can include it in our Modern Houston Index on our website. The Mod Squad will be on hand at Sunday's event to assist with membership and publication purchases. Our newest publication, Constructing Houston's Future: The Architecture of Arthur Evans Jones ,by Ben Koush, is now available. Memberships and publications make excellent gifts! The 2017 Houston Mod Preservation Awards will be presented at the Houston Mod Holiday Party on December 9th, hosted at a significant house designed by architects MacKie & Kamrath. Ensure your membership is current to receive an invitation to this can't miss event! We hope to see you at Mod of the Month.
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