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(Continued from 52) SAN ANTONIO CENTRAL LIBRARY (1995): More than a quarter-century after opening, the central library remains one of Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta's most emblematic and enduring buildings — a functional icon that reinvigorated downtown San Antonio. A study in light, color, and geometry, the library is affectionately known as Big Red and has been embraced by the community. A year after its opening, circulation had already doubled over its previous location. the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful ever flown — launched 26 astronauts into space for six successful Apollo lunar landings. One of three remaining Saturn Vs in the U.S. resides permanently on view at NASA Johnson Space Center Houston. SHAMROCK HOTEL, Houston (1949 – 1987): Unveiled to Hollywood-style fanfare on St. Patrick's Day in 1949, when owner/ wildcatter Glenn McCarthy (the inspiration for Giant) brought in more than 150 stars, the Art Moderne behemoth was designed by Fort Worth architect Wyatt C. Hedrick and was demolished less than 40 years later, birthing the preservation movement in Houston. 100 TEXAS DESIGN ICONS ROUND HOUSE, Dallas (1962): The eccentric, circular mid-century modern house was created by Eddie Parker, protégé of architect Bruce Goff, who heavily inspired the design. Mosaics are found throughout, as are onyx terrazzo flooring, walnut paneling, Frankoma tiled glass walls, and a sunken conversation pit. ROUND TOP FESTIVAL INSTITUTE (1971): One of the cultural jewels in Texas, Festival Hill is heralded for its summer conservatory that draws budding classical musicians from around the globe. Founded 50 years ago by Tchaikovsky Competition pianist James Dick, the institute rests on 210 acres in the hamlet of Round Top, with a collection of 19th- and early-20th-century buildings and an acoustically perfect concert hall that references the German wood- working traditions of central Texas. SAN YGNACIO (1830): Menil- exhibited and -collected artist Michael Tracy took up the cause of San Ygnacio in 1978, when he moved to this historic community in Zapata County, on the banks of the Rio Grande. Tracy founded The River Pierce Foundation in 1990 to encourage artists to create in this remote village (population less than 700) on the border. Thanks to his efforts, the last standing collection of ranch vernacular architecture from the Spanish-Colonial era has been saved, and the Treviño-Uribe Rancho bears a National Historic Landmark designation. SATURN V ROCKET, Houston (flown 1967 – 1973): The reason we landed on the moon, the colossal three-stage, 363-feet tall, 6.2-million-pound Saturn V is named for its mighty quintet of F-1 engines. The impressive rocket with its iconic silhouette — still SILVER SUPPER, Dallas (1988): A Dallas Museum of Art fundraiser supporting the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment Fund, the concept of the supper emerged after collectors Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle donated their substantial collection of English and Irish silver to the museum and the idea emerged to stage a supper using the silver as the Hoblitzelle's once did. The tradition continues. TAMYTHA SMITH 54

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