The granddaughter of Ben Milam recently emailed me some scans of newspaper clippings and black and white photographs associated with her grandfather's architectural career. She granted me permission to post them. Milam was an architect of some acclaim who resided on Galveston Island. His period was the 1930s through early '50s, his most prevalent style appearing to have been Art Deco or Streamline Moderne.
Stephen F. Austin Junior High School, c.1939
A 1939 Houston Post article about the school
The Original Hill's Restaurant, c. 1940
I ate there a few times as a kid during the '70s. It is no longer there, I believe. Demolished by man, it once sat on Seawall Blvd.
"Four Apartment Building" plans
The S.S. Galveston/U.S.S. Galveston/Mayflower Hotel
Galveston Cotton Exchange, c. 1940