McCrory's, Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.627 W 095° 21.725
15R E 271604 N 3294579
Quick Description: The ground floor of this 1931 building was joined with the adjacent Isis Theater to form a McCrory’s five-and-dime. The yellow brick on the upper two stories exhibits the Moderne zigzag design, even extending to the windows.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 2:38:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MTD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 94

Long Description:
The growing importance of oil mitigated the Depression’s effects on Houston. In other cities banks failed and commercial construction came to a grinding halt, but no Houston banks failed, and Houston’s retail district continued to expand along Main Street, although at a much slower pace than in the previous decade.

McCrory’s was one of the retailers that found Houston hospitable during the depression. New York architect W.W. Simpson designed their three-story store in 1931. The store eventually expanded to occupy the ground level of the adjacent Isis Theater Building, built two decades earlier.







Main Street/Market Square Historic District
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Source:
Texas Historical Commission, "Main Street/Market Square Historic District," available at Texas Historical Atlas

Style: Art Deco

Structure Type: Commercial/Retail

Architect: W.W. Simpson

Date Built: 1931

Supporting references: Not listed

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