Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture

1102-1106 Yale St.
Historic names: ABC Stores/Rettig's Heap-o-Cream, Henke & Pillot, Ivy-Russell Ford, Eckerd Pharmacy
Current name: Yale Street Retail Center
Completed: c. 1936

A brick veneer and faux mansard roof added at some point in the building's history have been stripped away, revealing the original Moderne detailing. Rettig's Heap-o-Cream, one of the first tenants, had another store in an Art Deco building on Wayside Drive.

above | façade, 2008
detail | façade (as Ivy-Russell Ford), 1957

Photo by David Bush