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From the Archives: Photos from Architecture Center Houston's "Houston 175: 1836 Through Now" Exhibit

Capitol Hotel (Rice Hotel), Main & Texas. Finished 1883, demolished 1911.
Capitol Hotel (Rice Hotel), Main & Texas. Finished 1883, demolished 1911.
photo courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

The folks at Architecture Center Houston are busy assembling more than 100 photographs encompassing 175 years of the city's architecture for its portion of the official terquasquicentennial celebration. According to a release, the photos will be organized into ten "clusters": First (early history), Sacred, Civic, Shelter, Beautiful, Culture, Modern, Tall, Shop and Exotic.

The exhibition is the first of ten official events organized with the help of Mayor Annise Parker and her staff that will take place this fall. The opening reception for the ArCH exhibit takes place August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., but if you just can't wait, we've rustled up a few photos (courtesy of AIA Houston) to whet your appetite.

Annunciation Catholic Church, 1618 Texas. Initial construction: 1871. Nicholas Clayton, architect
Annunciation Catholic Church, 1618 Texas. Initial construction: 1871. Nicholas Clayton, architect

 

Balinskas House, 5421 Dickson. Natalye Appel + Associates Architects
Balinskas House, 5421 Dickson. Natalye Appel + Associates Architects

 

Chung Hua Sheng Mu Gong Holy Palace (Chinese Holy Palace), 1996. 3695 Overture Drive. Designed by Cho Design Force and Cisneros Design Studio
Chung Hua Sheng Mu Gong Holy Palace (Chinese Holy Palace), 1996. 3695 Overture Drive. Designed by Cho Design Force and Cisneros Design Studio

 

City Hall, 901 Bagby. Finished 1938-39. Designed by Joseph Finger.
City Hall, 901 Bagby. Finished 1938-39. Designed by Joseph Finger.

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Main at Montrose. Built 1922-1926. William Ward Watkin, architect and Ralph Adams Cram, consulting architect.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Main at Montrose. Built 1922-1926. William Ward Watkin, architect and Ralph Adams Cram, consulting architect.

 

Penguin Arms Apartments. 2902 Revere Street. Finished 1950, Arthur Moss architect. On HoustonMod's Endangered List.
Penguin Arms Apartments. 2902 Revere Street. Finished 1950, Arthur Moss architect. On HoustonMod's Endangered List.
photo by Ben Hill
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