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Houston Matters for Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the landmark application process, and what it would mean for the Astrodome to receive that designation. We then turn our attention to other historic places in Houston. What sites or buildings, in your view, need saving here? We’ll welcome your thoughts. And we’ll find out what criteria must be met […]

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the landmark application process, and what it would mean for the Astrodome to receive that designation.

We then turn our attention to other historic places in Houston. What sites or buildings, in your view, need saving here? We’ll welcome your thoughts. And we’ll find out what criteria must be met for an historic site to be designated as a landmark, and whether that designation might protect the building from future demolition.

We welcome your questions and comments for an architectural historian who sits on the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission, and the Executive Director of Preservation Houston.

Also this hour: where you can – and cannot – smoke in Houston. We’ll discuss the details of Houston’s smoking ordinance, and learn about complaints filed with the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, which investigates potential violations of the ordinance.

And: we visit a Houston “makerspace.”

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