A demolition permit has been filed for 2 Longbow Ln., a Buffalo Bayou-side 1956 Mid Century Modern home designed by Astrodome architects Wilson, Morris, Crain, & Anderson for renowned internist Dr. Mavis Kelsey, founder of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
Kelsey died at 101 in November of 2013. The home and 4 acre lot in Circle Bluff — a warren of streets with Robin Hood-themed names just outside the West Loop, east of Chimney Rock Rd., south of Memorial Dr. — went on the market in late May, and after a little under 2 months, sold for $6.9 million. The buyer is listed as David M. Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes.
Habitat for Humanity is disassembling the house.
Aside from the Dome, the Brutalist-friendly now-defunct firm of Wilson, Morris, Crain, & Anderson were known locally for the downtown post office, Greenway Plaza’s demolished Central Presbyterian Church, and the former home of the Houston Post and future home of the Houston Chronicle.
- Previously on Swamplot: The Houston Chronicle Will Abandon Downtown for This Freeway-Side Post Brutalist Bunker; The End Comes for Central Presbyterian; For Sale: Downtown Post Office Box.
Photos: Ben Hill (driveway and courtyard); HAR (poolside and interiors)