COMMENT OF THE DAY: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR HOUSTON’S REMAINING MANSARDS “These clusters of mansard-roofed ’70s apartments and townhouses dot the mid loop area and will be getting dozed by the dozens during these decades for those wanting large wads of land.” [Dana-X, commenting on The Ripple Creek Townhomes Are Now Being Ripped to Shreds] Photo of Ripple Creek Townhomes at 1015 S. Ripple Creek Dr.: Swamplot inbox
Good. The two-story 70s mansard with more roof than wall is an architectural abomination.
Sad, the architectural purity of these buildings will be lost to history. They are part of the fabric of the history of Houston and they should not just be dozed for strip malls.