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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Central Administration and Glassell Junior School Building

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1994, Carlos Jiménez and Kendall/Heaton Associates. 5100 Montrose Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This two- and three-story, L-plan, limestone-faced building contains the administrative offices for the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell children's art school. Jiménez combined these unlike programs in a reserved and urbane building. Like the Glassell School across the street, Jiménez's building reinforces the urban potential of Montrose Boulevard by channeling urban space along its length.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Central Administration and Glassell Junior School Building", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 342-342.

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