Gonzalez and Cyneo Houses

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Gonzalez and Cyneo Houses San Antonio, Bexar County The Perez Street houses represent early Texas architectural forms and materials. Built in the barrio referred to as Laredito or Little Laredo, the houses are among the last of this type and period. The University Health System currently owns the houses and agreed to their restoration if... More »

Ammon and Rachel Underwood House – SAVED!

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Ammon and Rachel Underwood House East Columbia, Brazoria County The Ammon Underwood House is a contributing property in the East Columbia Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The original portion of the house was built about 1835, and significantly expanded in 1838.  Constructed on the banks of the Brazos River, it… More »

Old Dallas High School

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Old Dallas High School Dallas, Dallas County Dallas High School is the oldest and most intact high school building in Dallas. It served as a prominent point of education for hundreds of Dallas students and today boasts one of the most active alumni groups in the state. Sold to a private developer, the entire campus, listed... More »

Albert Fall Mansion – SAVED!

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Albert Fall Mansion El Paso, El Paso County The two-story Classical Revival mansion was home to Albert Bacon Fall, Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding. Fall was convicted of accepting a bribe during the Teapot Dome Scandal, and the term "fall guy"originates from his role. The house incorporated colossal white columns from... More »

Prudential Building – DEMOLISHED

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Prudential Building Houston, Harris County This 18-story office building became the first high-rise constructed outside of downtown Houston. The work of local and prominent Modernist architect Kenneth Franzheim, it is at risk for demolition by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, owner of the property. UPDATE (June 2014): Unfortunately, the building was demolished in January 2012.

Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral

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Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral 1111 Pierce Street, Houston, Harris County Constructed in 1911, the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral first served as a parish for Irish immigrants. Architect Olle J. Lorehn of Houston designed the cruciform Gothic Revival building. Though well maintained and in use for daily masses, the Diocese has pronounced the cruciform Gothic Revival building "unsound"... More »

Sabine Farms Community Center

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Sabine Farms Community Center Rural Harrison County Sabine Farms was one of 200 New Deal Resettlement Administration communities and one of only thirteen set aside for African Americans. It was the only African American Resettlement community west of the Mississippi. Around 1960 the complex began to deteriorate, and many of the buildings are now removed... More »

Bob’s Oil Well

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Bob’s Oil Well Matador, Motley County As one of the state's once-flourishing roadside businesses, Bob's Oil Well is a landmark at the junction of two heavily traveled highways in West Texas. Constructed in the early 1930s by Bob Robertson, the tourist destination and service center featured an exaggerated and oversized oil derrick. Several buildings remain,... More »

Memorial Coliseum – DEMOLISHED

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Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi, Nueces County Designed by noted architect Richard S. Colley in 1952, the Memorial Coliseum was completed in 1954 as part of a civic center complex including the City Hall (demolished) and Exposition Hall (demolished). In 1952, the Design Award Jury of Progressive Architecture magazine noted the extraordinary pre-construction design. The coliseum... More »