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Preserving and Restoring the Amazing Architecture of Brownsville

Preserving and Restoring the Amazing Architecture of Brownsville

I wrote this article a few months back for the Rio Grande Guardian and I thought it would be appropriate to post here on our site because a recent post of a house soon to be demolished in Brownsville has generated a lot of interest. It is a surmountable effort on the...

Dunbar Chambers Memorial Chapel in Houston, Texas.

Dunbar Chambers Memorial Chapel in Houston, Texas.

We recently had the great opportunity of visiting this rarely seen chapel in Houston during Houston Mod's Christmas party. The building is well preserved and maintains all of its original design and features. The Dunbar Chambers Memorial Chapel, designed by MacKie...

Preservation Texas Needs our Help

Preservation Texas Needs our Help

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Since 1985, Preservation Texas has provided an independent, statewide voice in support of historic preservation.  Through legislative advocacy, educational programs, the Most Endangered Places list, Honor Awards program, stewardship of Bassett...

Harlingen High School Level Students Tour Midcentury Modern Homes

Harlingen High School Level Students Tour Midcentury Modern Homes

ArchitectureTexasville, TXOn April 30, 2015 a small group of students toured four residences and Casa del Sol in Harlingen classic prototypes of midcentury modern buildings in the Rio Grande Valley. Michelle Honl, the group’s teacher, came to the RGV just last year to...

Two Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi

Two Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi

ArchitectureTexasville, TXTwo Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi By Norman Rozeff – Special to the Valley Morning Star. Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 10:47 am, Fri Dec 14, 2012.For a small to medium-sized city that...

The Gift of Peace from Isamu Taniguchi

The Gift of Peace from Isamu Taniguchi

ArchitectureThis past Easter weekend I had the opportunity to visit Austin’s Botanical Gardens looking specifically for the Isamu Taniguchi Gardens. For those fanatics of the modern movement like me, connecting with someone whose family left such an indelible mark in...

TSC Students Design & Build Modern Bird Blinds in Brownsville

TSC Students Design & Build Modern Bird Blinds in Brownsville

ArchitectureThe project is funded by the Brownsville Healthy Communities http://www.healthybrownsville.org/ through a grant.This is a design – build project conducted in partnership between Texas Southmost College Architecture Program and Brownsville Healthy...

Sharing a Mid Century Modern Story at TEDx McAllen

Sharing a Mid Century Modern Story at TEDx McAllen

ArchitectureTEDx McAllen is finally in my memory. The stress and anguish are gone, but a new list of friends bloomed. Nothing could be better than meeting such amazing leaders – people who are shaping and inspiring the Rio Grande Valley. TED will post all of the...