Wilson's Building, Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.614 W 095° 21.671
15R E 271690 N 3294553
Quick Description: This five-story building, the former home of a stationary store, emphasizes its horizontality with both horizontal bands of plate-glass windows and Streamline-Moderne molding.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 5:21:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MVC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 91

Long Description:
The building, located along the edge of the Main Street/Market Square Historic District, was designed by architect William Ward Watkin in 1932. Watkin came to Houston to head the Rice Institute’s Architecture Department from 1912 until 1952. He also designed the Ritz Theater (now the Majestic Metro).





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: William Ward Watkin

Date Built: 1932

Supporting references: Not listed

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