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Humane Society Adoption Facility of Bexar County

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2002, Alamo Architects. 4804 Fredericksburg Rd.

Designed as the center for animal care issues and adoption in the city, this building does away with the old image of a prisonlike facility for housing abandoned pets. Here, the complex is oriented around a landscaped central space where adoptive families can meet and play with prospective pets. The glass and limestone entrance pavilion with large overhanging roofs and vine-covered trellises welcomes the public and provides shelter from the elements. The pets are housed in tile-walled, room-sized enclosures visible through glass walls and are attached to play yards. This is an example of architecture serving the public good with sense and taste.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Humane Society Adoption Facility of Bexar County", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SA130.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 187-188.

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