February 23, 2011

Houston in the Jazz Age*

*aaand a couple of late 19th century churches....

an entrance to isabella court
Links go to each structure's Texas Historical Commission Atlas entry. I also used this extremely helpful list of the National Register of Historic Places in Harris County. A follow-up post featuring primarily Victorian architecture in Houston is coming. But now, looking at Houston through a Roaring '20s (and a little earlier) filter:

Sterling-Berry House, c. 1916,
Prairie School/Art Nouveau/Classical; architect: Alfred C. Finn
sterling-berry house
sterling-berry house detailsterling-berry house

Simon and Mamie Minchen House, c. 1931,
Italian Renaissance; architect: Joseph Finger
simon and mamie minchen house
simon and mamie minchen house matching garage to the simon and mamie minchen house

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Macatee House, c. 1915, Italian/Picturesque
mr. and mrs. leonard w. macatee house

Link-Lee House, c. 1912, Classical Revival; architect: Alfred C. Finn
link-lee house
link-lee house front door link-lee house

Isabella Court, c. 1928-1929, Spanish Colonial Revival, "hints" of Art Deco
isabella court
an entrance to isabella court

Sheridan Apartments, c. 1922,
Mediterranean influence, architect: Alfred C. Finn
sheridan apartments

Benjamin Apartments, c. 1924, architect: Alfred C. Finn
benjamin apartments

Old Jefferson Davis Hospital, c. 1924
jefferson davis hospital

Morton Brothers Grocery, c. 1925
morton brothers grocery

Schauer Filling Station, c. 1929
schauer filling station
schauer filling station
One of the first service stations in the Heights

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, c. 1875-1879, Gothic Revival
antioch missionary baptist church
Houston's first African American Baptist church; downtown has grown up around it, including, perhaps most notably (and ironically), the former Enron Building (left background).

Annunciation Church, c. 1868, r. 1884,
Romanesque, architect: Nicholas J. Clayton
annunciation church

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