Mission Statement:

We photographically document and archive buildings and sites in Houston and surrounding areas, focusing on what we refer to as “underrated architecture.” We promote activism for present and future preservation and aim to increase awareness of Houston’s architectural history.



This site was created as a repository for mainly architectural photos. Most photos are undated but queries can be made to info [at] arch-ive.org for detailed photo information.


Student/individual project collaboration:

We would love to work with you and can help with and/or formulate projects related to architectural history, historical geography, GIS, and other related topics. Please email info [at] arch-ive.org



Original content is copyrighted, however some images are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0).

All photos on this site are property of Arch-ive unless otherwise noted. Every effort has been made to ensure all information is accurate and cited accordingly. Arch-ive only recommends guided tours of buildings and does not assume any liability for the results of the use of information on these pages.



The Arch-ive appreciates your support! All funds go toward site and equipment maintenance.