The Architectural Legacy of Alfred Giles

The Architectural Legacy of Alfred Giles

Selected Restorations

by Mary Carolyn Hollers George

Photographs by W. Eugene George

An illustrated guide to the best restorations of a famed South Texas architect

From the 1870s to the 1920s, British-born architect Alfred Giles designed everything from simple domestic residences and showy mansions to county courthouses and commercial structures throughout Texas and northern Mexico. He was highly regarded at the time for adapting and combining stylistic elements with sobriety and simplicity. The Architectural Legacy ...

From the 1870s to the 1920s, British-born architect Alfred Giles designed everything from simple domestic residences and showy mansions to county courthouses and commercial structures throughout Texas and northern Mexico. He was highly regarded at the time for adapting and combining stylistic elements with sobriety and simplicity. The Architectural Legacy of Alfred Gilesbook highlights his restored buildings, with an appendix devoted to his work in Mexico. Included are color photographs of these restorations taken by architect Eugene George, along with illuminating black-and-white historical images.