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5000 Longmont

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1961, P. M. Bolton Associates. 5000 Longmont Dr.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This private street of brick-walled, courtyard-centered, row houses hardly looks radical. Yet it forecast the role Houston would increasingly play as a staging ground for inverting expectations about the relationship of urban development to historical experience. When Preston Bolton designed, developed, and built the complex, the row house was a house type without precedent in Houston. Architectural imagery served instead to code the urbanity of 5000 Longmont as “sophisticated,” appealing to a potential market of affluent singles, couples without children, and retirees.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "5000 Longmont", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 357-357.

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