Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
901 Main St. (at Walker)
Historic name: Krupp & Tuffly Shoes
Current name: Just a Dollar Store
Completed: 1929
Architect: Alfred C. Finn

The evolution of the Krupp & Tuffly building illustrates the unsympathetic alterations typically made to Houston’s historic architecture. The adjacent Smart Shop building was similarly remodeled, but its Art Deco façade was reconstructed in 2003.

above | façade, 1929
detail (top) | façade, 1953
detail (upper center)
| façade, 2006
detail (lower center) | detailing at roof level, 2006
detail (bottom) | drawing of interior, 1929

Photo courtesy Houston Endowment Inc.
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