Saturday, May 28, 2016

texan art deco

I have a growing obsession with American Art Deco, and was delighted to turn off I-10 today to head into the center of Beaumont, Texas - just over the border from Louisiana - to visit the Kyle Building (constructed in 1933, when the rest of the country was hurting, but this part of the world was doing well from oil).  Today, it houses a lot of quiet-looking law firms (it was originally constructed as retail stores) - indeed, the whole of a once prosperous downtown was semi-deserted, and all known life forms seemed to have moved to mall-land in the suburbs.

Texan thunderstorms haven't arrived yet, but we saw plenty of floods, and this was the sky driving into San Antonio.

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