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Presentation of College Station Historic Marker No. 88

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  • 1. Presentation of College Station Historic Marker #88 by City of College Station, Texas Historic Preservation Committee and City Council 8/25/2014
  • 2. Historic Marker - Overview • City 50th anniversary led to interest in establishing College Station Historic Marker program • First markers awarded in 1991 • Honor homes, buildings, subjects in College Station • Structures at least 50 years old may qualify • Structural markers to date: – 87 Residential – 10 Buildings • List of Historic Markers on College Station web site in “Project HOLD” archive (also included: the 13 Texas Historical Commission markers located in College Station) 8/25/2014
  • 3. Historic Markers – map 8/25/2014 Map of College Station Historic Markers on city web site
  • 4. Historic Marker - Plaque • Commemorative Plaque • 12” in circumference • Application process • Approved/awarded by Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) 8/25/2014
  • 5. Historic Marker - #88 Presenting to: Ms. Carla Fisher For residence located at: 1213 Winding Road College Station, Texas 8/25/2014
  • 6. 1213 Winding Road - exterior 8/25/2014 “Paneled walls of black glazed brick.” (CITE magazine, Spring 1998)
  • 7. 1213 Winding Road - interior 8/25/2014 “The only one of these houses [in The Knoll] designed for air conditioning.” (CITE magazine, Spring 1998)
  • 8. The Knoll • Intended as a modern enclave • Several houses designed by CRS or firm members for their own families • Source: CITE, the Architecture Design Review of Houston magazine, Issue 41, Spring 1998 8/25/2014 Neighborhood plat dated 1949
  • 9. 1213 Winding Road - architect Home (circa 1957) designed by: David B. Yarbrough (d. 2003) • Texas A&M University, Class of ’52 • Outstanding Alumni, College of Architecture • President, CRS Productions, Inc. • Board member, CRS Design, Inc. • Architecture instructor, Texas A&M • Production drawing specialist; sacred geometry 8/25/2014
  • 10. Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS) • Founded after WWII above a C.S. grocery store • Grew to global leader; largest architecture/ engineering firm in the U.S. by the 1980s • Designs included academic buildings, schools, residences • Architects on Texas A&M faculty • Famous for team approach; hired A&M students • CRS Center established at Texas A&M in 1990 to advance innovation and leadership in the design and construction industry 8/25/2014
  • 11. Congratulations Come forward: – Louis Hodges, Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) chair – Mayor and City Council members – Carla Fisher, recipient Plaque Presentation Come forward, join for photo: – HPC members Photo Taken 8/25/2014

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