Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
1902-1920 La Branch St.
Completed: 1938
Demolished: 1998
Architect: I.E. Loveless (Beverly Hills)

Though many of St. Joseph's 1930s buildings have been demolished, a modernistic portion of the Strake Building (see detail shots) remains standing.

above | façade, late 1930s
detail (top) | La Branch Street at Pierce, 1978
detail (upper center)
| St. Joseph Parkway at La Branch, 1978
detail (lower center)
| Strake Building, Crawford Street at Pierce, 2006
detail (bottom) | Strake Building detail, 2006

Photo courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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