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(above) Built in the 1930s as a motor court, the building required extensive renovation and replacement of structural elements. By the 1950s the downstairs bays were enclosed to accommodate additional lodgings. (opposite page) A deep roof overhang and landscaping help temper the direct sunlight along the western elevation.

Motorists passing along Austin

Zintgraff Collection, UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures, #Z-1599-6823, Courtesy John and Dela White

High way honked in approval as the decrepit former motel transformed into a spare, minimalist office building.

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Texas Architect May/June 2007: San Antonio  

Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other...

Texas Architect May/June 2007: San Antonio  

Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other...