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ELEGY TO A GOOGIE

Star-Telegram Classifieds Annex / Tarrant Savings Association Bldg. , 21 x 17 inches, oil on canvas, 2007. "Googie" is an architectural term for futuristic, space-age design popular from the late 1940s to the mid 60s. This 1960 building at 600 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas, was a daring example of the style and reflected the the vitality & optimism of the time. It was ready to be saved & restored, but didn't quite make it. Some didn't see it as beautiful referring to it as "the ugliest building in Fort Worth." In 2008 it was sold to the Fort Worth Club and demolished for a parking lot.