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June Mod of the Month

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, June 4, 2023
for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

Please help find a new preservation-minded owner for this snazzy vintage modern house located in the Glenbrook Valley Historic District, about 9 miles southeast of downtown Houston.  

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 


8035 Glenfofest Court, Houston, TX 77061
 HAR Link   |   Google Map

This spectacular vintage modern house originally cost almost eight times the price of an average house of that time. Thankfully it has been thoughtfully maintained, with fantastic features - including a giant curvilinear living area with centered stone fireplace, terrazzo floors, a deluxe array of original lighting fixtures, and outstanding vintage kitchen and bathrooms all still delivering their intended impact.  The cherished neighborhood landmark was designed in 1957 by Jonathan D. Dansby, Jr. (1916-1971). Other areas with designs by J. D. Dansby include the Houston museum area, Bellaire, Lake Jackson, Pasadena and Galveston.

In 2011, after a three-year effort, the neighborhood of Glenbrook Valley, consisting of 1,256 houses, was designated Houston's first historic district outside of the Loop 610 Freeway and is believed to be the largest mid-century era residential historic district in the United States. While visiting, note the recent vintage-styled neighborhood entrance markers, extensively landscaped recreational medians along Broadway and the many newly reconstructed streets with new utilities throughout the area plus the ever-improving condition of the houses and landscapes. 

Nearby are the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Houston Botanic Garden.




News & Upcoming Events

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the William F. Cody Book Signing and Lecture held November 9th. A recording of the event has been edited and is now available on the Houston Mod YouTube Channel.  Click HERE

Brochstein's Warehouse Sale: Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase custom made items dating back to the 1940's. June 24, 2023, 9-11 AM.

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.  Race for the Dome is April 15 to support a bright future for the Eighth Wonder of the World.

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.

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