Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
3300 NASA Parkway
Completed: 1929
Architect: Joseph Finger

Finger created a classic Italian Renaissance villa for oilman James M. West while incorporating Art Deco design in the mansion's Palm Room (shown above with original custom furnishings) and bathrooms.

above | Palm Room, 1930
detail (top) | overmantel, Palm Room, 2008
detail (upper center) | former bathroom, 2008
detail (lower center) | intact bathroom, 2008
detail (bottom) | exterior, 2006

Photo (from May 11, 1930, issue of the Houston Gargoyle magazine) courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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