Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
3256-3272 Westheimer Road
Completed: 1948
Architect: Raymond H. Brogniez

The aluminum-faced canopy, pylon and glass block tie this shopping center to modernistic design, but the extensive use of brick clearly marks this as a transitional building. It stands in sharp contrast to the traditional Art Moderne lines of the River Oaks Community Center expansion, which was completed the same year as the Lamar-River Oaks Center and created by the same architect and developer.

above | pylon, 2006
detail | façade, 2006

Photo by Jim Parsons
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