Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
408 W. Texas Ave., Baytown
Historic names: Wehring's Grocery and Market, Piggly Wiggly
Current name: Estrada Drywall Co.
Completed: 1938

The building originally had a simpler modernistic design; the pylon and cutaway corner were added after Piggly Wiggly purchased the property in 1944.

above | façade, 2006
detail | drawing from advertisement, 1948

Photo by Jim Parsons
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