architecture

Catch a Show at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Only Theater

May 17, 2024 | By

The only free-standing theater designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright ever built is located in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood.

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

January 19, 2024 | By Alex Temblador

As I walked toward the Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Waxahachie, I noticed a blackbird on the roof fluffing its feathers.

The Daytripper Visits Waxahachie’s Munster Mansion

August 25, 2022 | By Chet Garner

Keep your “wax” for your candles and surfboards; the name of this town 30 miles south of Dallas is pronounced “walks-a-hatch-ee.” Dubbed “Hachie” by locals, this 40,000-person town—nicknamed the Gingerbread City for its delicately designed gingerbread-style architecture—shows its sweetness at every restaurant and small business in town.

My Hometown: San Augustine’s Architectural Gems Celebrate the Town’s History

October 29, 2020 | By Gary Borders

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

September 10, 2018 | By

Texas’ Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of their expense, courthouse projects in the 19th and early 20th centuries lasted years as counties selected architects and builders, quarried and imported materials, then painstakingly assembled the larger-than-life landmarks in the middle of town. It’s not hard to imagine a farmer stopping by a courthouse construction site to take in the scene, scratching his head at the columns, parapets, and towers rising from the prairie.

Guadalupe Mountains Landmark Designated As Endangered

July 9, 2018 | By Julia Jones

Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, not far from the Texas-New Mexico line, is a building made of stone, steel, and stucco—an early modernist piece of architecture that seems to have gotten lost on a desert trail on its way to a more urban setting elsewhere.

Travel Through Time with a Tour of El Paso’s Historic Architecture

February 13, 2018 | By Clayton Maxwell

It’s dusk on South El Paso Street, the buzzing thoroughfare that connects downtown El Paso to the Juárez bridge, and a man in a top hat and black coat strides down the sidewalk.

Trost Building Architecture Tour in El Paso

February 13, 2018 | By

San Jacinto Plaza, a historic park at the heart of downtown El Paso, is an ideal starting point for a tour of some of architect Henry Trost’s most famous El Paso buildings.

Sightseer: Back to the Futuro

September 28, 2017 | By Jane Kellogg Murray.

What: Futuro House
Where: 9573 State Highways 276 in Royse City
When: Year-round

As you near Royse City, just east of Rockwall, the scenery becomes a little extraterrestrial.

Art Deco Achievement

August 1, 2016 | By Laura Samuel Meyn

Let’s say you’re among the millions of people who visit Fair Park in Dallas for the State Fair of Texas each year.

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