Midcentury Modern Homes in McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX
Year Built – 1959
Architects – Merle A. Simpson
Text – Stephen Fox
During a recent trip to McAllen to drive by the older neighborhoods looking for midcentury modern “jewels” we found these beautiful homes amisdt the lush tropical landscape so typical of our region, and so well suited to frame these MCM properties.

We are inviting home owners to open their doors and let us peek into their architecturally attractive homes, so we can share, and brag, about the valley’s MCM legacy.

The first photograph on this post features the Anne Maddox Moore House – 1959- by Merle A. Simpson

Merle Simpson, who had been Newell Waters’s modern designer, went out on his own in 1956. In 1959 Simpson designed a modern house for the McAllen artist and art patron Ann Maddox Moore. With its profusely planted patio shaded by wood ramadas, Ann Moore’s house, which she still occupies, is like a South Texan version of a Los Angeles Case Study house.