Farewell, YWCA on Waugh Near the Heights

Remember when the YWCA on Waugh just below the Heights looked like this?

Now it looks like this:

Actually, it's all but gone now.

Swamplot reader Jason Ezer sent in photos of the teardown to the real estate site, which noted the design of that Y had been an award-winning piece of post-modernism designed by Taft Architects.

It lasted almost 30 years before becoming obsolete, which might be some sort of record for Houston.

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Richard Connelly
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