Modern in Houston

Photograph: Shoemake-Stiles

Phillis Wheatley Senior High School
Architect: MacKie and Kamrath
4900 Market Street

Wheatley High, one of the most architecturally signicant school buildings in Houston, was built near the end of the segregation era to house 1,500 African-American students. Enrollment is now down to 731. HISD marked the exceptionally well-built building for destruction following the successful bond election in November 2002. The excuse: decades of deferred maintenance. The architects MacKie & Kamrath were Houston's foremost modernists in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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