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Tuesday, May 29 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Deco and Downtown East Walking Tour LIMITED

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Take some time to see Houston before the main sessions start with a Preservation Houston walking tour. Discover Downtown Houston’s historic Art Deco core. In the 1920s and 1930s, Houston was quickly transforming from a regional center into a city of national importance. As the city grew, many builders and architects embraced the modernistic style — bold, modern and elegant — as the ideal embodiment of Houston's new spirit. This tour includes the modernistic downtown buildings that are still standing (some beautifully restored, others forgotten gems) as well as lost architecture, which we explore using descriptions and historic photos. Circumstances permitting, the tour ends with a visit to the former Gulf Building (now the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Building), a 1929 masterpiece with some of the city's most magnificent Deco interiors. Learn how much the city of Houston is changing. This tour traces the history of the area through architecture old and new, ranging from historic structures such as Union Station and the 1915 Texas Company Building to new developments like Discovery Green, which has been a catalyst for nearly $2 billion in new construction. Cost $29

Tuesday May 29, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
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