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Tribeca Lofts (Clarke and Courts Building)

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Clarke and Courts Building
1936, Joseph Finger. 1210 W. Clay Ave.

The government and bank document printing company of Clarke and Courts entered the suburban era when it moved its headquarters from downtown Galveston ( GV5) to this one-story, cast-in-place concrete commercial printing plant, one of the highlights of modernistic architecture in Houston. Finger contrasted the plant's horizontal band of steel-sash windows, grouped under a continuous parapet marked with triple speed lines, with the stout pylon tower above the front entrance. Architecturally integrated graphics are the building's chief decorative device. In 1993, the building underwent a certified rehabilitation when it was transformed into apartments by developer Randall Davis.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Tribeca Lofts (Clarke and Courts Building)", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN67.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 350-350.

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