Landmark Designations

McDoux works with city governments and individual property owners to prepare landmark designation applications for local designations and the National Register of Historic Places.

This project, for the Edwin R. Richardson House in Houston, Texas, was especially challenging because the house had been moved and so required a history of both the originating and destination properties. During the research process, we discovered that the architect was probably Richardson’s father, Perkins Richardson; we were able to tell the City of Aurora, Illinois, that the senior Richardson had designed their City Hall; and we learned that Richardson the younger hadn’t died, as an earlier author stated, but had in fact just moved to San Antonio. The report was described by noted architectural historian Stephen Fox as “a fantastic bit of architectural historical research.”