Jefferson Davis Hospital - Houston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 46.119 W 095° 22.074
15R E 271060 N 3295500
Quick Description: The Jefferson Davis Hospital opened in 1925, replacing scattered facilities for indigent health care in Houston, Texas. Houston City Architect W. A. Dowdy designed the Classical Revival Style building.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2019 7:06:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM1034N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
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"The Jefferson Davis Hospital building features a structural concrete frame with clay tile back up and a red brick veneer. Examples of the Classical Revival style are found in the cast stone detailing, brick comer quoins, the entry portico, and the pedimented basement entry doors. Above the second floor windows, a belt course surrounds the building just below the cast stone cornice. Historically, the windows of the building were paired 6/1 wooden sash in the central bay and slightly larger 6/1 single sash windows in the wings. All windows have been replaced with identical windows as part of the federal tax credit rehabilitation.

The central section of the building is three-stories with a continuous raised basement. The third floor rises above the cornice in this central section only and has a wood-framed, hip-on-hip roof with a hipped roof elevator penthouse in the rear. The roofing material was originally a green-colored terra-cotta tile and is currently asphalt composition shingles. The two-story wings have surrounding parapets that conceal a flat concrete deck roof. The concrete deck is continuous along the rear of the building connecting the wings at the roof level."

Artist: W. A. Dowdy

1101 Elder / Houston, TX

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