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A Building You Should Know: The John Chase House, 10/22/2020, 7p

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John Saunders Chase was the first Black man to be licensed as an architect in Texas (he was also the first Black graduate student to sign enrollment papers at the University of Texas, among many other firsts). The ground-breaking modern house he designed and built for his own family in Houston in 1959 is a cultural, political, and aesthetic landmark. But few know it, or the improbable story of how it came to be. Join architect and UT Professor David Heymann, who has co-authored a book on the house with the historian Stephen Fox, and learn about this remarkable place, and this remarkable man.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

7 PM CDT

David Heymann, Instructor

John Saunders Chase was the first Black man to be licensed as an architect in Texas (he was also the first Black graduate student to sign enrollment papers at the University of Texas, among many other firsts). The ground-breaking modern house he designed and built for his own family in Houston in 1959 is a cultural, political, and aesthetic landmark. But few know it, or the improbable story of how it came to be. Join architect and UT Professor David Heymann, who has co-authored a book on the house with the historian Stephen Fox, and learn about this remarkable place, and this remarkable man.