Impact of Endowment
The Architectural Legacy of Herbert Miller Greene, featuring architectural drawings and archival material highlighting Greene's groundbreaking work, grew out of an exhibit that was on view in the Architecture and Planning Library at the University of Texas in 2005. This online exhibit celebrates the establishment of the John Greene Taylor Endowment for Collections Enhancement and recognizes the importance of Herbert Miller Greene's contributions to the field of architecture.
Herbert Miller Greene built more than ninety projects throughout Texas and other U.S. cities, and he founded one of the oldest continuously-operating architectural firms in Texas. A total of 139 images depicting 42 projects are reproduced in this exhibit. Unless otherwise noted, materials are from collections in the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries.
The John Greene Taylor Endowment for Collections Enhancement—established by Greene's grandson, John Greene Taylor—supports the Architecture and Planning Library, the Alexander Architectural Archive and the School of Architecture's Visual Resources Collection by providing funds for collection cataloging, digitization, acquisition and outreach, including exhibitions and publications. To celebrate the completion of the first project funded by the endowment, the Alexander Architectural Archive, the Architecture and Planning Library, and the School of Architecture's Visual Resources Collection hosted an exhibit-opening reception in the Architecture and Planning Library on September 2, 2005. At the reception, Mr. John Greene Taylor's generosity was recognized by Vice-Provost and University of Texas Libraries Director Fred Heath and School of Architecture Dean Frederick Steiner.