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Building Modern Houston
In the early 20th century, Houston embarked on a building boom in commercial, residential, and civic architecture that redefined the city and skyline. Modernism was a new and fresh architectural expression, and the 1960s brought ground-breaking ceremonies for NASA headquarters and the revolutionary new Astrodome. Building Modern Houston tells the story of Houston’s architecture during its transformation from “Bayou City” to “Space City.”

Houston in the 1920s and 1930s
This entertaining book illustrates how Houstonians lived, worked, and played during both the good times and the bad in the early 1900s. Experience Houston’s exciting period of accelerated growth in the 1920s and 1930s—when skyscrapers set new records in height, the introduction and widespread use of air-conditioning tamed the stifling heat and humidity, and the National Democratic Convention of 1928 showed the rest of the nation what a modern metropolis Houston had become.

Houston Heights
In 1891, O.M. Carter purchased 1,756 acres 2.5 miles from downtown Houston to develop one of the largest planned communities in America. By 1896, Houston Heights was an incorporated village with its own elected mayor and aldermen. Vintage images chronicle this charming suburb's development and the residents who have left their imprint. Time has brought change and new challenges to Houston Heights, but the community retains its small-town, friendly atmosphere and strives to maintain its historical identity.
ISBN: 9781589730441
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod
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.

Houston in the 1920s and 1930s by Story Jones Sloane III
Author Story Jones Sloane III is a native Houstonian who has been involved with the visual preservation of Houston’s history for over 25 years. He graduated with a degree in photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Images from his vintage Houston collection have been featured in numerous books, magazines, and television documentaries, helping to promote historical awareness of Houston and southeast Texas.

Houston Heights by Anne Sloane and the Houston Heights Association
Anne Sloan is an avid Houston historian who grew up in the Houston Heights area. The author of two historical novels set in Houston Heights, she serves on the board of several historical organizations. The Houston Heights Association is dedicated to preserving the unique character of the neighborhood and provided important photographs and support for this project. In addition, many other organizations, individuals, and families in the community generously gave their time and their precious materials for the creation of this book.
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