June 22, 2010

Houston City Hall


In downtown Houston, the 1939, Art Deco City Hall buidling, designed by architect Joseph Finger:

houston city hall

Ceiling murals by artist Daniel MacMorris:
city hall ceiling mural
city hall ceiling mural
I thought this one looked familiar:

Houston Deco: Modernistic Architecture of the Texas Coast

The lawgivers grille, including Hammurabi and Thomas Jefferson:
lawgivers grille on city hall
city hall entrance frieze
city hall


More pics of City Hall

5 comments:

Claudia said...

Beautiful murals, yet another place we need to see!

David Thompson said...

Great pics ... I agree with Claudia ... yet another place to see.

Chris said...

Thank you both. Let's go, Claudia!

Amy said...

It immediately reminded me of a mini LA City Hall - I think I hear Dragnet music!

Especially love the metal grille and the "city hall" font.

Chris said...

Exactly, Amy. I also thought "Dragnet" when I first saw it. Totally evocative of that.