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Midcentury Modern Homes in Harlingen, Texas

New Owner of Taniguchi – Designed Home Knew the Architect Personally

This article by Nydia Tapia-Gonzales was published by RGVMod.com in March of 2014. Jack King was no stranger to Alan Y. Taniguchi’s architecture when he bought a house in Harlingen’s Laurel Park, for Jack studied under Taniguchi at the University of Texas back in 1967. “It was only for one semester, but I still remember […]

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William A. Black House

Lake Drive – 1953, Alan Y. Taniguchi This is an early house by Taniguchi. Built in the Matz-Leggett Addition, an elite but scenically nondescript subdivision north of downtown Harlingen, it is nonetheless an astounding work. The house is built on a lot where Lake Drive makes a bend. In response to the curve of the […]

Swanson Home

In 1958, Architect E. Lester Swanson designed and built this home in Harlingen for his family. in addition to the house’s modernistic design, the family has an interesting history of its own. His wife Betty, who is no longer living, was the sister of the Brownsville historian, Ruby Armstrong Wooldridge. They were the great-granddaughters of […]