In collaboration with the Fort Bend History Association, Fort Bend County Libraries will feature a special exhibit, “Lost, Saved & Threatened: Historic Architecture of Fort Bend County,” beginning August 15 and continuing through October 14, in the Bohachevsky Gallery at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Recall the rich historical background of Fort Bend County as reflected in the architecture of its buildings. In this exhibit, photographs and artifacts of buildings and historical sites around the county – some of which have been preserved while others have been lost – provide a greater understanding of the county’s domestic life as well as its commercial enterprises over the years.
The county’s architectural legacy provides a unique perspective into the lives of the people who lived and worked there. By studying its buildings, one can garner clues as to a community’s prosperity and the social values of its residents.
When one learns the remarkable, and often fascinating, stories behind the lives of families or workers in a particular building, that structure becomes alive in the imagination of its viewer.
This exhibit will shine a spotlight on historic structures in Fort Bend County that have been lost, buildings that have been saved, and historic sites that stand threatened by either “progress” or neglect.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.