Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
1200 Westheimer Road
Historic name: Minimax Store No. 1 and various other tenants
Current name: Slick Willie's Family Pool Hall
Completed: 1930

This finely detailed commercial building is typical of retail development in Houston's residential neighborhoods in the 1920s and 1930s. The use of Egyptian winged solar disks as decorative elements is characteristic of the incorporation of exotic motifs in Art Deco design. In 1936, Minimax moved its Westheimer store to the new Tower Community Center.

above | façade, 2006
detail (top) | parapet detail, 2006
detail (bottom) | relief detail, 2006

Photo by Jim Parsons
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