Rio Grande Valley Modern

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There is a world-wide movement geared toward the preservation of modern architecture  —  and the Valley will not be left behind.

Rio Grande Valley Modern

Buy | Sell | Restore

There is a world-wide movement geared toward the preservation of modern architecture  —  and the Valley will not be left behind.

Modern Tropical Border

Mid-Century Modern Architecture of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

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Who's Who

Read about the influencers of the modern moment of the RGV.

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Lifestyles

Read about life in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
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Preservation

Historic preservation = quality of life.

Architecture

Of the Rio Grande Valley

Hidalgo County Courthouse

Hidalgo County Courthouse

ArchitectureEdinburg, TXYear Built - 1954 Architects - R. Newell WatersIn 1949 R. Newell Waters had hired a young designer from Iowa, Merle A. Simpson, in order to maintain professional currency. Simpson designed the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg for Waters,...

Wilson R. Palmer House

Wilson R. Palmer House

ArchitectureHarlingen, TXYear Built - 1950 Architects - Cocke, Bowman, and York Text and Photos - Stephen FoxHouses on the south side of South Parkwood, such as the steel-framed Wilson R. Palmer House of 1950, met the street with brick end panels and modular side...

Gymnasium of St. Joseph Academy

Gymnasium of St. Joseph Academy

ArchitectureBrownsville, TXYear Built - 1959 Architects - Caudill Rowlett Scott Address - 101 St. Joseph’s Drive, Brownsville, TXSt. Joseph Academy, Brownsville, 1960, Caudill Rowlett Scott It’s difficult to say with certainty that Cocke, Bowman & York created a...

Anne Maddox Moore House

Anne Maddox Moore House

ArchitectureMcAllen, TXYear Built - 1959 Architects - Gene P. Hobart Architect Address - 111 E. Erie Avenue, McAllen, TXMcAllen artist and art collector Ann Maddox Moore built this amazing modern house, designed by Merle A. Simpson, in 1959. Nestled at the end of a...

Fort Brown Memorial Center

Fort Brown Memorial Center

ArchitectureBrownsville, TXYear Built - 1954 Architects - Wiltshire & Fisher Architects Address - 600 International Boulevard, Brownsville, TXThe winning design, by the Dallas architects Wiltshire & Fisher (now F&S Partners) and their young designer Donald Jarvis, was...

Villa Del Sol

Villa Del Sol

ArchitectureBrownsville, TXYear Built - 1971 Architects - Wilhite & Winans Architects Address - 700 E. St. Charles Street, Brownsville, TX

House of Mo-Rose

House of Mo-Rose

ArchitectureRancho Viejo, TXYear Built - 1962 Architects - Taniguchi & Croft Architects Address - El Dorado Street and Hidalgo Street, Rancho Viejo, TX

George Kraigher House

George Kraigher House

ArchitectureBrownsville, TXYear Built - 1937 Architects - Richard Neutra with W. Frank Godwin Architects Address - 525 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, TX Photograph - John Faulk of Frontera Media

Mercedes Civic Center

Mercedes Civic Center

ArchitectureMercedes, TXYear Built - 1962 Architects - Gene P. Hobart Architect Address - 530 E. 2nd Street, Mercedes, TX

About RGVMod

Rio Grande Valley Modern

Our main goal is to connect municipalities, architects, and designers with homeowners, and to foster conversation about the preservation of these historical buildings – public, commercial or private – by promoting the study of this movement. Restoration and remodeling projects should not begin without proper research, conversation, and outreach.

We want to start the conversation and remove all taboos and fears about remodeling these historically significant and pretty cool houses, and why not, even build new ones inspired by the modern era.

There is a world-wide movement geared toward the preservation of modern architecture, and the Valley will not be left behind. We invite you to contact us if you have questions or would like more information about this particular architecture.