Friday, August 14, 2015

Historic Houston Architecture Destroyed this year (2015)


BAD SISTER ACT OF THE YEAR:  
THEY HAD THIS ARCHITECTURAL GEM TORN DOWN 
IN THE SUMMER OF 2015

Historic Incarnate Word Catholic School Building
[demolished this year] 

Facade detail 
600 Crawford St - Houston TX 77002 - Incarnate Word Academy
Old building with new school build around it prior to demolition. 
The best piece is gone, leaving a void   

THE ICONIC GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ARTS BUILDING 
IN THE MUSEUM DISTRICT 
DEMOLISHED IN THE NAME OF EXPANSION 


South facade of glass-and-concrete Glassell School of Art Building
seen from the Cullen Sculpture Garden shortly before demolition in Sep. 2015 

HCC'S MULTI-COLORED HOUSE ON ALMEDA AT ALABAMA 
DEMOLISHED IN AUGUST 2015 AFTER THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE 
CRITICIZED THE COLLEGE BOARD'S REAL ESTATE VENTURES  


In better new for historic preservation, the vintage Axelrad Building, on the West side of Almeda at the same intersection,  is being saved, and redeveloped into a beer garden.
--> Axelrad Beer Garden Conversion