Architecture Walk: 20th Century Main Street

  • 712 Main St Houston, TX, 77002 United States

Head downtown Sunday afternoon, June 14, for a 90-minute guided walking tour of Main Street's 20th century architecture. From the richly detailed 1913 S.H. Kress & Co. Building to the starkly modern 1961 First City National Bank Building, a walk down Main Street is a look at Houston's growth, commercial development and changing architectural tastes. Other tour highlights include Alfred C. Finn's elegant building for the Sakowitz Bros. department store (1951) and a look back at the Metropolitan and Loew's State theaters, Main Street's lost movie palaces. Please note that this an exterior architecture tour. The tour will not go inside any buildings. There are no public restrooms along the tour route.

Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2015, in front of the Gulf (JPMorgan Chase & Co.) Building at 712 Main Street. Admission is $10 for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students with valid ID). Childern 11 years old and under are admitted free. Tickets may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The last tour group will leave just after 2 p.m. Advance reservations are not required for this tour.

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