Houston’s Hidden Treasures:

A Tour of Small Houses, New Architectural Gems, Intriguing Neighborhoods

One Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Meet the bus in the rear parking lot of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 3471 Westheimer Road; bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp; box lunch will be included.

Stephen Fox, the noted historian of Houston’s architecture, will conduct a tour of six new, exciting, unusual houses in intriguing Houston neighborhoods. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the city’s most creative young architects have designed imaginative houses in interesting, out-of-the-way neighborhoods, usually to take advantage of reasonable land costs for clients with imagination and style. Most of these houses are compact, economical, and exhilarating in their departures from the conventional imagery of speculator-built Houston housing. We will meet several of the architects and owners who created the houses.

Stephen Fox is a fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas and a lecturer in architectural history at Rice University and the University of Houston.

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If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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