Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
517 Main St.
Completed: 1934
Demolished: 1951

The shoe store's Art Deco façade was installed on the Binz Building at Main and Texas. Completed in 1894, the six-story Binz Building was Houston's first skyscraper. Allen's Shoes relocated in 1941, but remained a fixture on Main Street through the late 1950s.

above | façade, 1934

Photo: Bob Bailey Studio Photographic Archive, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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