Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
608 Fannin St. (at Texas)
Historic name: Sterling Building
Current name: Texas Tower (vacant)
Completed: 1931
Architect: Hedrick & Gottlieb

The building's Art Deco pinnacles and stone facing were removed in the 1940s. Nothing remains of the original storefronts, shown in a 1932 print ad and in 2006.

above | façade, 1931
detail (top) | Landers King & Smith storefront, 1932
detail (upper center) | façade, late 1940s
detail (lower center) | façade, 2006
detail (bottom) | storefronts, 2006

Photo courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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