Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
811 Main St. and 810 Fannin St.
Completed: 1940, expanded 1949
Demolished: 2007
Architects: Irving R. Klein (1940), Alfred C. Finn (1949)

Klein's sweeping staircases and streamlined banisters reflected his years as a Hollywood set designer. When Finn expanded the Bond store through the block from Main to Fannin Street, he gave a minimalist treatment to the elements of Klein's façade while maintaining the store's classic Art Deco interiors. The building was demolished in 2007 to make way for a 47-story office building.

above | Main Street façade, 1940
detail (top) | Main Street façade, 2006
detail (upper center) | Fannin Street façade, 2006
detail (lower center) | papyrus leaf detail, 2006
detail (bottom) | staircase, 2006

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