Building Arts Lecture

Revitalizing Houston's 1920s Gulf Oil Station
by Michael Morrow, Kinneymorrow Architecture

The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

As an early example of the now ubiquitous service station, the Gulf Oil filling station at 3709 La Branch has endured. Despite nearly a century of varied use and disuse it remains largely intact and is one of the few surviving structures of its type. The building received Landmark Designation from the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission in April of 2015 and is currently being restored and renovated for use as Retrospect Coffee Bar. For this Building Arts Lecture, Michael Morrow of Kinneymorrow Architecture will discuss the transformation of the station from car culture to café culture.