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Building Modern Houston, Texas (Images of America Series)
     

Building Modern Houston, Texas (Images of America Series)

by Anna Mod
 

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

Overview


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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738585246
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/09/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,318,862
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


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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