John F. Staub
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Staub became an architect. He was noted for his ability to combine selected elements from historical styles into unique creations that expressed the architect's own sensibilities and the demands of his commissions. His houses are prized for their attention to detail and the thoughtful consideration placed to site location. Staub's homes are generally large, though most eschew ostentation and instead reveal the architect's preference for understated elegance. Staub designed many homes in the prestigious Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. His most famous work is Bayou Bend, a mansion built in 1927 for oil heiress Ima Hogg. Miss Hogg donated the estate and its collection of antique decorative arts to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1966.
Staub died on April 13, 1981.
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