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3323 Richmond Ave Photo 2008 by Jason Smith


Closeup of window shades Photo 2008 by Jason Smith

Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford Building
Architect: Neuhaus and Taylor
(1961)
3323 Richmond Ave.

Driving down the Richmond Corridor of office buildings, 2 buildings instantly come to mind. Both were designed by Neuhaus and Taylor. One is the four-story Formalist building at the corner of Richmond and Buffalo Speedway, and the other one is this small `eyelid` building. Every angle of this building offers a whimsical view of the 1960s. As in many of Neuhaus and Taylor`s early 60`s buildings, parking is on the ground, underneath the second floor offices. The eyelid shaped forms a shade over the windows to keep the Houston heat out and adds a nearly magical touch to the building.

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Text and Photo by Jason Smith

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