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The Roadside Motels of Highway 77: How Changing a Roadway Can Change a Place

Speakers

Roman McAllen, Assoc. AIA, City of Brownsville

Category/Track/LUHs

CE Sessions
General
1.50 LUH

Schedule

Thursday, November 7, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Class Code: 18

Room / Location

Room 203 A / Convention Center Second Floor

Description

Brownsville, Texas was once the destination for Northerners to escape harsh winters, arriving in droves in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. The motels they stayed in were typical of those across America, comprised of cabins, neon signs, and covered parking, odes to America's booming and thriving love of automobiles. This presentation will look at what drew visitors to Brownsville, examining the early hotels that existed in the central business district at the turn of the century, and will then explore how changes to America's highway system have dramatically altered the built environment in the decades since.

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