Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: The 1939 Houston City Hall Architecture and Art by Will Howard
Will Howard will discuss how the details of Joseph Finger's City Hall present a wonderfully interesting edifice despite the financial restraints of the Great Depression; Howard strips and re-clothes one of your major city landmarks with words and pictures.
Howard was the principal librarian in the Texas Room of the Houston Public Library for almost 20 years; he has been acknowledged throughout the state. The Dallas Morning News columnist Judy Alter recommended that he be named the Texas official "state bibliographer." Built structures are like books, Howard says that they are information resources, simply fashioned in wood and stone instead of paper and leather.
If you would like to reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizabeth Martin by 11 a.m. on Feb. 20.