Building Modern Houston
Founded in 1836, Houston is now the country's fourth-largest city. In the early 20th century, Houston's economy shifted from agriculture to oil, fueling the city's explosive growth in the following decades. Houston grabbed the reins and saw a building boom in commercial, residential, and civic architecture redefine the city and skyline. Modernism was a new and fresh architectural expression and the perfect complement to the city's can-do entrepreneurial spirit. The 1960s brought ground-breaking ceremonies for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) headquarters, while residents and tourists alike lined up to tour the revolutionary new Astrodome. Building Modern Houston tells the story of Houston's architecture during its transformation from “Bayou City” to “Space City.”
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738585246
: Arcadia Publishing
: 01/09/2012
: Texas
: Images of America
: 184 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Anna Mod is a historic preservation specialist with SWCA Environmental Consultants in Houston. She is a board member of The Heritage Society and a cofounder of Houston Mod, a nonprofit that promotes knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design.
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