Houston 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Amy and I visited Houston’s 1940 Air Terminal Museum today, and I took a lot of pictures. I really love the architecture and look of the place, and am glad that it wasn’t bulldozed and is instead being restored for people to enjoy.

The museum is housed in The Houston Municipal Airport Terminal, an airport terminal that was constructed in 1940. The terminal building is an example of classic art deco airport architecture from the 1940s. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston’s City Hall), the terminal was built to meet Houston’s growing role as a center for air commerce in the 1930s. The terminal served as the primary commercial air terminal for Houston until 1954.

Edit: here’s some of my favorite pictures. Click a thumbnail for the Flickr page.

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