In the 1950s the Houston Association of Homebuilders began the practice of annually building out a street in a new subdivision with model “dream houses” in the Parade of Homes. Jackwood Street in Meyerland is where the 1955 Parade of Homes was held. Contrary to the prevailing ranch-type house of 1955, Keeland and builder Buck King opted for a flat-roofed, steel-framed, courtyard-centered house that completely exposed its structure and insulated roof deck inside. Because of its economy, scale, and determined modernity, this is the Houston house that comes closest to the Case Study houses built in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Knoll Planning Group of New York City designed the original interiors. The Parade of Homes house has attracted owners devoted to it, so it is intact.
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