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The Strand Chronicles
Many times in the modern world of development, beauty is sacrificed for
convenience, as if it were an adequate substitute. Stark, grey freeways are
noble in their pursuit of speed, thus often preferred to the winding back roads
despite their scenic splendor. But sometimes, a community gets it right. Every
now and then, a group of people refuse to allow the impeccable standards
of historic architecture to submit to the sterility of modern city planning,
choosing instead another perspective that seeks to reinvent instead of raze.
Galveston’s
Renaissance:
The 1970s
chapter 10
Hendley Building
By Kimber Fountain
2300 block of Strand looking east, c. 1974