Face of the City: Christmas Deco

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It doesnt snow very often in Houston, and if it does it really doesnt stick. Only huge Art Deco snowflakes will last (and they come back every year).

I love the simplicity of these decorations. They harmonize well with the Art Deco architecture that surrounds them. There are many buildings in the Art Deco, Neo Deco and Art Moderne styles in Houston and they give it a part of its particular character. Examples include the River Oaks Theater, the JPMorgan Chase Building (formerly Gulf Building) and the Williams Tower (formerly Transco Tower).

Prior to 1927, most architect-designed buildings in Houston were either local versions of classical revival architecture or Victorian designs adapted for the city’s hot, humid climate. Modernistic architecture’s growing popularity coincided with a conscious effort by Houstons business and civic leaders to tie the citys image to the American West and de-emphasize its Southern heritage. For many Houstonians, modernistic buildings represented the citys future.

Source: houstondeco.org

The decorations were created by Always in Season.

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