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Dr. Moore Yen House

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1959, Thomas M. Price. 1113 Marine Dr.

Houston landscape architect Herbert Skogland laid out the curved-street subdivision of Harbor View in 1954 on land reclaimed from the East End tidal flats. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a popular in-town neighborhood because of its proximity to the medical center. This flat-roofed modern house, the work of Price, Galveston's foremost modern architect of the 1950s and 1960s, demonstrates the high standard of design available to Galveston clients who sought architect-designed houses in the second half of the twentieth century. The house is notable for the trim proportions of its curtain-walled street front and the jaunty canopy above the front entrance. Harbor View was inundated by the storm surge of Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dr. Moore Yen House", [Galveston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 423-423.

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