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Kenneth Franzheim Collection

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    Downtown Houston w/ Foley's, Foley's Garage, Proposed Memorial Hospital Drs.' Building, Cullen Nurses Building, Humble Building Additions, Oil & Gas Building, and New Memorial Hospital

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    Rendering of F. W. Woolworth Store, Houston, Texas.

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    Photograph of Central Y.M.C.A. Building, Houston, Texas.

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    Rendering of interior of proposed bank and office building, Hutchings-Sealy National Bank, Galveston, Texas.

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    Photographic detail of Gulf Building entrance and lobby, Houston, Texas.

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    Photograph of a three-dimensional model of proposed Southwestern Home Office, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Houston, Texas.

Significant to the architectural history of Houston was the work of architect Kenneth Franzheim (1890–1959). The Kenneth Franzheim Collection is comprised of photographs and architectural drawings and models of Franzheim’s work. In addition to Houston landmarks such as the Foley’s Building and the Gulf Building, the collection surveys a broad range of works; included are corporate offices, high-rise apartments, theaters, private residences, airport facilities and others. Beyond Houston, the works contained herein were built and/or proposed for a variety of locales within and outside Texas. Represented are Franzheim’s contributions to the architectural landscapes of New York, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere. The collection’s images comprise the collected works of Franzheim as they appear in three self-published volumes: Kenneth Franzheim, Architect, New York City (1940), Drawings and Models of Some of the Recent Work of Kenneth Franzheim, Architect, Together with Sketches of a Few Proposed Buildings (1952ca) and Drawings and Models of Some of the Recent Work of Kenneth Franzheim, Architect, Together with Sketches of a Few Proposed Buildings (1960).

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