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Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast

What: Book Discussion of Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013; Doors open at 6 p.m.; program begins at 6:30
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street; Admission is free and open to the public.

Discover the architectural riches of the Lone Star State when author/photographer Gerald Moorhead and contributors Stephen Fox and Anna Mod discuss their landmark book, Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast.

The 704-page volume provides an introduction to the development of the landscape and built environment of central and coastal Texas, outlines the region’s geography and history, and examines how economic, geographic and social considerations shaped local architecture.

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast is the 16th volume in theBuildings of the United States series. Developed under the auspices of theSociety of Architectural Historians, Buildings of the United States will eventually encompass 60 volumes written by leading local and national scholars and heavily illustrated with photographs and maps.

After their presentation, the writers will sign copies of Buildings of Texas, which will be available for purchase at the event for $85 ($80 forPreservation Houston members).

History in Print is free and open to the public. The program will be held in Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Youth Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 5501 Main Street in the Museum District. Free parking is available in the surface lot on the northeast corner of Fannin Street and Binz. The parking lot entrance is on Binz.

This History in Print program is made possible in part by a grant fromHumanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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