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Drive-by Architecture

Keeping out of the cold, wind, rain and heat has occupied mankind for Millennia. Making our protection from the elements durable, and at the same time beautiful, is what architecture is all about.

Here are Texas buildings from the past. Some of them are still with us - these are their images and stories.
Magnolia Building, Dallas, Texas

The World’s Littlest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls 6-9-09
Monument to a Successful Con Artist
By Luke Warm, Photos by Barclay Gibson

Houston's Gulf Building

Firestone Service Building & Smith-Swinney Motor Company Building by Sam Fenstermacher
Saved building faces another with an uncertain fate.
San Benito's Exotic, Eclectic Aztec Building
Photos Courtesy Cruse Aviation and the San Benito Historical Society
The First Fayette County Library, aka Judge Stiehl House, La Grange, Texas
Photos and text by John Troesser
Lost Buildings of the "Macaroni" Railroad in Inez, Texas
Photos and text by Sara Duncan
  • The First Fayette County Library, aka Judge Stiehl House, La Grange, Texas
  • Silk Stocking Row, Denton - A collection of historic houses in The Oak-Hickory Historic District
  • Bayless-Selby House Museum, Denton
  • The Kyle Block, Beaumont - One of the best examples of Zig Zag architecture in Texas
  • King-Lorenz House, Stockdale
  • "Rooms with a Past" series
    Texas Bridges
    Texas Theatres
    Texas Churches
    Texas Schoolhouses
    Texas Post Offices
    Texas Gas Stations
    Texas Monuments
    Texas Skyscrapers
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    Subject: Ft. Worth Flatiron Building - 1907
    Thank you for the Great article and photo's of my favorite building in the entire metroplex!!!!! As a lover of the unique, and a D/FW designer for the last couple of decades, I've had a fascination with the Ft. Worth Flatiron Building since my first sight of it...... - S. Hanks

    Our Johnston family really enjoyed the article on the Neils Esperson Bldg. The decorative masonry is also a tribute to the work of my husbands grandfather Hugh White Johnston..... - The Johnston Family

    Thank you so much for Texas Escapes web page. I found it while I was looking for info about the Mellie and Neils Esperson Buildings. When I was born in 1941, my dad, Henry Edward Criss, Sr., was working as a pipefitter, building the Mellie. I am writing a chronology of his and my life and I needed info about these two important buildings -- and here it is on the Internet -- for us all to enjoy. - Dona Criss Terry, Houston, Texas
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