December 29, 2008

Gulf Coast Deco II

hughes oil company, inc.
Hughes Tool Company, Inc., c. 1942, restored

drill bit relief
Reliefs on the building depict the self-sharpening oil well drill bit that was the source of Howard Hughes' fortune.

gribble stamp & stencil co.
Gribble Stamp & Stencil Co.. c. 1948

side view of gribble stamp & stencil bldg.

cloudy morning view of j.c. parks building
J.C. Parks Building, c. 1930

other side of j.c. parks building corner

granada sign lettering
front view of granada theater
The Granada Theater, c. 1949

front right of the capitan theatre w/flash
The Granada is the twin of the Capitan Theater in Pasadena, Texas. Both were built for the Isley chain, which operated theaters in Texas and Oklahoma.

view of brochsteins, inc. through chain link fence
This picture was taken through a chain link fence and was the best one I'd get of the 1940 circa Brochsteins, Inc. building. Seeing as it was a Sunday morning, the entrance fence was closed and locked. I walked for a short length down the fence line to see if I could get a better view. Along the way, I found a ditch that ran beneath the fence, allowing someone (should he or she be so inclined) to crawl underneath. This is what I chose to do.

brochsteins, inc.
brochsteins, inc. deco detail

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