This architectural and geological walking tour of downtown goes beyond the typical architectural focus to include the provenance and geology of the buildings’ materials. These sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks have come from all over the world and now call Houston home. The tour is inspired by similar walks in Europe and adapted from the Houston Geological Society’s 1995 tour, Houston Building Stones.
February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
SE Corner of Austin & McKinney Streets
1001 Austin St
Houston, TX 77010
$10 general admission; $5 AIA members and architecture students with ID
Meet at the SE corner of Austin and McKinney Streets, near the McKinney Street entrance to MKTBar @ Phoenecia. Discovery Green garage, surface lots and metered street parking are available in the area. Parking fees are not included with registration.