A few days ago I got an email from a young man at the University of Houston who had written a paper for his architectural history class and needed to get it published as part of the course requirements. Apparently I qualify as a reputable outlet, so he was politely asking if I’d post his work. After reading it, I gladly agreed.
It’s not long–about 1,500 words–but it’s long enough that I need to post it as a pdf. I heartily endorse his thesis, by the way, and only regret that he didn’t have access to the materials about the pavilion that were very recently donated to the Woodson by Raymond and Susan Brochstein. My favorite thing about the paper, though, is his unselfconscious and complete condemnation of the placement of Fondren library. He gives no quarter at all on this and he is, of course, correct.
Here’s the link, and do feel free to comment if so moved:
Extra Bonus: Water main fixed, mess cleaned up, new sidewalk in, fresh sod and bushes ready to go. Never any doubt.