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Historic Inns of Texas
A new book, "The Great Stays of Texas",
published by the Historic Accommodations
of Texas, is the official guide to bedand-breakfasts,
country inns, hotels, and
guest houses across the state.
The guidebook features 87 properties,
and a page is devoted to each of those inns.
Maps show the locations of the properties.
The cost of the guidebook is $9.95 plus tax
Copies are available at each inn or by
calling (800) HAT-0368.
Donates Historic Skyscraper
to Galveston History Group
American National Insurance Company
has secured the future of the 1927 Medical
Arts Building at 21st and Mechanic streets
in downtown Galveston by donating the
historic structure to the city's Historical
The Galveston Historical Foundation
took formal possession of the 11-story Art
Deco office building on December 31,1996.
The Galveston-based insurance company
had considered demolishing the
70,000-square-foot building to provide additional
parking for American National
employees. The Medical Arts Building was
most recently known as Two Moody Plaza
and had served as an annex to the insurance
company's headquarters. Galveston's
Moody Foundation and Moody family
members are majority stockholders in
American National Insurance.
"This donation affirms the Moody
family's longstanding commitment to the
preservation of the island's architectural
heritage and the economic revitalization
of downtown Galveston," said GHF Executive
Director Betty Massey. "Starting
with the Moody Foundation's support of
GHF's Strand Revolving Fund and Elissa
project in the 1970s to the restoration of
The Grand 1894 Opera House and the
rebirth of the Santa Fe Building as Shearn
Moody Plaza, the Moody family's vision
has helped shape historic preservation in
Galveston from the movement's earliest
GHF is seeking a private developer to
purchase and rehabilitate the building.
Any redevelopment would most likely include
retail space on the first story and
either offices or apartments on the upper
The Medical Arts Building is one of
downtown Galveston's largest structures
and one of the few surviving examples of
Art Deco architecture in the city. The
building was designed by British architect
Andrew Fraser, who also created the plans
for Galveston's Jean Lafitte and Buccaneer
Festival Celebrates Native
A celebration commemorating the Native
American heritage will be held in
Crowell, Texas, on May 2-4.
The three-day event will feature a symposium
on Cynthia Ann Parker, mother of
Quanah Parker; a Native American arts
and crafts show; and an Indian artifact
For more information or a schedule of
events, call the Crowell Chamber of Commerce
at (817) 684-1670.
24 HERITAGE *WINTER 1997
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