Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Architect William N. Floyd Passes Away

Architect William N. Floyd, a great man who served his country in two wars and placed his signature across the landscape of Houston via his designs, passed away earlier today. Bill was 94 years old.

Over the past two years, I was blessed to get to know Bill and to find out all about his work. His extensive work as an architect and a builder received a great deal of attention during the 1940s - 1960s. Sadly, later in life, many had forgotten about the numerous houses and awards he received during his career. I'm glad that Bill and I were able to put his name "back on the map" so to speak and that many more people are now appreciative of his work. He was a great man and I am sad to see him leave us. I will forever be grateful to him and his family for their kindness and willingness to share his achievements and friendship with me.

I hope to add a great deal more to the web page about Bill's work. There are quite a few additional articles, photographs and other items from his career that I hope to have online within the coming weeks. I also plan on updating his bio with some of the additional information I gathered from him over the past three or four months.

1 Comments:

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know if Mr. Floyd ever designed for Crestwood/Glencove subdivisions, located next to Memorial Park, inside the 610 loop? I wondered if there is a connection because all of the streets in this neighborhood are rather pretty like Rose, Blossom, Terrace, etc, and ours has the name Floyd which may be associated with this architect. I am trying to do some research on our neighborhood which is rapidly going the cheesy Palazzo route. Ours is a '40s tract/ranch and we are trying to preserve it and learn more about this style of residential architecture.

I would register to this blog, but time is getting away from me. In any case, the name is Teresa and thanks for any information you can pass our way.

 

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