OOCCL is very excited to be compiling our 3rd annual Architecture at Risk List for 2012. If you know of a particular worthwhile or iconic property that you feel is at Risk due to neglect or aggressive zoning please write and tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll unveil our list at our June General Meeting at Turner House on June 11 at 7:00. We’ll also be awarding our 2012 neighborhood grants so you won’t want to miss this meeting.
Because this property may be demolished by the time we unveil our list, we wanted to share this preview with you today.
1. HUMBLE OIL SERVICE STATION – ZANG AND BECKLEY – 1929
Humble Oil was founded in Texas in 1911. Their stations were once found throughout Texas. They later merged with Standard Oil and were rebranded as Exxon in 1972. It took the Humble Oil Company almost 6 months to gain permission to build their art deco service station at the corner of Zang and Beckley. (more…)