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Fred A. and Marian S. Rosen House

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1957, Lucian T. Hood Jr. and Lars Bang. 4700 Lakeshore Dr.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Sensationally long and low, the sprawling one-story house that Houston architect Hood designed for Port Arthur businessman Fred Rosen and his wife, lawyer Marian S. Rosen, is a 1950s contemporary classic. Unity is achieved in this big house with an emphatic horizontal fascia that sweeps out to encompass the driveway and motor court. Adding to the excitement of the architecture are the oil tankers that glide silently by at rooftop level along the Sabine-Neches Waterway.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Fred A. and Marian S. Rosen House", [Port Arthur, 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, 384-384.

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