This rectangular one-story building shows a creative and striking use of glossy midcentury modern materials. At street level, the windows are of dark-tinted plate glass, with the entrance inset between angled walls of glass block. The upper facade and central parapet of burgundy-colored Carrara glass panels are secured with narrow horizontal stringcourses that repeat the finish and line of the aluminum fascia and awning. Blue acrylic flame-shaped finials on the parapet add a detail that not only completes the Art Moderne design but echoes the building’s original business. When built, the interior featured a large showroom at the front to display the company’s products; it has since been altered, and the historic sign on the parapet wall for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company was removed when the current occupant—a law firm—took up residence.
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McKissic and Associates (Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company)
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