Article, "Baile Espanole," the first Archi-Arts ball
AuthorWatkin, William Ward, 1886-1952
Two page typed article from "Pencil Points" journal, written on Rice Institute, Department of Architecture letterhead stationery, describing the "Baile Espanole," the first Archi-Arts ball, held on February 3, 1922, at Autry House.
Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's Architecture Dept. and designed many Houston buildings such as the original Museum of Fine Arts, Houston building, the original downtown Houston Public Library building (now known as the Julia Ideson Building), and many notable residences. His daughter Ray Watkin Strange is a philanthropist and generous donor to Rice University.