Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'modern preservation'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • General
    • Going Up!
    • Photographing Houston
    • Skyscrapers
    • Architects, Developers, Builders, and Designs
    • Historic Houston
    • Houston Mod
    • Crater Houston Alliance
    • Houston Neverbuilt
    • Holy Places
    • Sports and Stadia
    • Moving to Houston
    • Community Announcements
  • Houston Area Neighborhoods and Places
    • Downtown
    • Midtown
    • Montrose
    • The Heights
    • Near Northside
    • Museum District/Hermann Park/Rice University area
    • River Oaks/Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza/Bissonnet
    • Uptown and Galleria Area
    • Texas Medical Center
    • EaDo, the East End, and East Houston
    • Third Ward and University of Houston
    • Fifth Ward
    • Other Houston Neighborhoods
    • Houston Enclaves
    • Points North
    • Points Northeast
    • Points East
    • Points Southeast
    • Points South
    • Points Southwest
    • Katy and Points West
    • The Great Northwest
    • Galveston and the Gulf Islands
    • Coastal Prairie and Bay
  • Farther Afield
    • Bryan-College Station
    • San Antonio
    • Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex
    • Austin
    • Other Texas Places
    • New Orleans and Southern Louisiana
    • Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...
  • Houston Issues
    • Traffic and Transportation
    • Houston Real Estate
    • Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement
    • City Hall
    • Houston and the Environment
    • Houston and the Media
    • International Houston
    • Houston Area Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
    • The Arts in Houston
  • Other
    • General Houston Discussions
    • The Weather
    • Off Topic
    • Way Off Topic
    • Computers, Technology and the Internet
    • Classified Ads
    • HAIF on HAIF


  • Community Calendar
  • Fine Arts
  • Houston Music
  • Sports
  • City Business

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start








Website URL





Found 2 results

  1. January Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, January 22, 2023 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Special Addition: Master Mod Jeff Carowitz will give a brief talk about the house and architect at 3 PM. Please help find a new preservation minded owner for this historically significant vintage modern house located in the River Oaks area, about 2 miles west of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 8 Tiel Way, Houston, TX 77019 HAR Link | Google Map The organic concepts of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright were architect Karl Kamrath's basis for designing this splendid modern house for his family in 1949 through 1951, at the height of his career. The house, completed by 1955, is located on Tiel Way, in one of River Oaks' most picturesque yet topographically challenging areas, which resulted in the land being left to the last in the development process in time to acquire more mid-century modern based designs. Dramatic slopes and a ravine dictated the house be situated on the corner of the lot with the plan, based on a six-foot grid, corresponding to the topography. The result is one of Houston's most outstanding vintage modern houses. Architects Frederick MacKie (1905-1984) and Karl Kamrath (1911-1988), both graduates of the University of Texas, established their firm in 1937 and were among the first to design modernist buildings in Houston. By the late 1940s, they were Houston's best-known modern architects. Kamrath was the firm's designer who progressively moved their style to align with the organic principles of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian vision for the redevelopment of the United States. Their Farnsworth and Chambers building of 1957 is now a City of Houston Protected Landmark. News & Upcoming Events The much-anticipated Houston Mod Holiday Party was held on December 16th, at Style in Steel Townhouses. Thanks to everyone for making it a spectacular event. Congratulations to Houston Mod Master Mod Carrie Glassman Shoemake, FAIA, who received the AIA Houston Award for Career Distinction on December 14. This is the chapter's highest individual honor. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the William F. Cody Book Signing and Lecture held November 9th. A recording of the event is being edited and will soon be available. Houston Mod has reactivated and now hosts the valuable Memorial Bend Architecture website on our website. Visit to learn more about Houston's most mod neighborhood. What's next for Astrodome? Please visit our friends at the Astrodome Conservancy to learn more about preserving and redeveloping the eighth wonder of the world. Their shop has many fun new items to support the cause. Mission, Membership and Publications: 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. Houston Mod celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. Houston Mod is a friend organization of Docomomo US, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement. Docomomo US has been dedicated to this mission for nearly 25 years as a chapter of Docomomo International. A single US domestic membership may be added to any Houston Mod membership for the 50% discounted Friend Organization rate of $50.00. Houston Mod memberships and publications are available at most events.
  2. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 25, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM. Three fantastic mid-century modern houses in the new town of Lake Jackson will be open for touring. All seek new preservation-minded owners. Lake Jackson is located 48 miles south of the Astrodome on Highway 288. Special thanks to Marty Merritt, organizer of the 2012 Lake Jackson tour, for researching this event. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 518 Circle Way Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK Architect Ernest L. Shult designed this stylish mostly flat roofed contemporary style house for Russell and Bernice Gibbs about 1951. The expansive house, situated on almost an acre of land along Oyster Creek, features large rooms. The living room has a sloped ceiling with clerestory windows and a brick wall containing a fireplace with unique brick design and built-in cabinets. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ernest L. Shult was a 1923 graduate of Rice Institute and became a registered architect in Texas in 1938. He worked in Houston for the well known architect Alfred C. Finn and later opened his own office. 530 Circle Way Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK The free flow of indoor and outdoor spaces sets the theme for this unique house designed by architect Allen R. Williams, Jr. for John and Grace Keselik. It is designed to allow expansive views of the large shaded creek-front site. The details are amazing. Exquisite redwood panels the living area while the kitchen has been thoughtfully composed with extensive counter and storage space. Openness abounds with the high ceilings and abundant windows. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a game room and screened porch. Allen Williams was a 1946 graduate of the University of Texas and became an architect in Texas in 1946. He worked briefly for John F. Staub then established his own office in Houston where he practiced for the rest of his career. 530 Oak Drive Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK Here is yet another creek-front mid-century modern house in beautiful Lake Jackson. High sloped ceilings, skylights, and plate glass walls open and brighten this free flowing four bedroom house situated on almost an acre of land. The open concept living and kitchen areas are designed for entertaining. The original owner has been contacted and hopes to provide the history and original plans for the house including the architect's name. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month! Houston Mod is a non-profit, 501©(3), membership organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. Houston Mod advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy and seeks support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  • Create New...