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The home Arthur Moss built and lived in will be for sale soon. His widow, Dorothy, lived in the home, never changing a thing, until August, 2011. The young couple who bought the home only renovated the master bathroom, but the home is otherwise intact - even down to the apricot colored oven, built in record player and light fixtures. Arthur Moss was a noted Houston organic mid century modern architect whose works include the Penguin Arms apartments and the Triton 101 Apartments. I wish someone who appreciates the style would consider buying this home to preserve it. The address is 2903 Freshmeadows Drive In Briarmeadows. My name is Nancy Tropoli, 713-591-1955. Please call if you'd like to tour this gem of Houston mid century modern architecture before it's sold and "modernized".
Doing some research for the South Belt history blog, I was rifling through the AIA negatives at the Texas Room in the Julia Ideson building of HPL and couldn't pass up a chance to get a couple of prints of this Googie reminiscent filling station. One sleeve appears to be taken prior to the other. The older of the two, I believe, is the Fina shot, and the later one of the station as a Conoco from the opposing street. Just wanted to share. I shared them (through the magnifying glass) with Tim, the reference librarian who's been such a great help, and he said, "It looks like something just landed from outer space!" Granted, it's eerier on the negative with the whole sky black, but still a fun find. These were shoved in a file folder marked "Unidentified, Area 13" and the only marking on the negative sleeve says Wayside @Polk. If anyone has any additional information, perhaps when the saucers were finally dismantled, I'd love to know!