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Commercial Building (Freeport National Bank Building)

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Freeport National Bank Building
1913, 1918. 220–226 W. Park Ave.

The former bank, which also housed the offices of the Freeport Sulphur Company, sits on Park Avenue, the two-block-long, esplanade-centered boulevard bisecting downtown Freeport. The building is solid and economical, faced with two shades of brown Roman brick and Texas Lueders limestone. The bank presides with dignity over the City Beautiful–style park median, from which Park Avenue takes its name. The boulevard was originally terminated on the north by the Freeport Inn (1913, subsequently known as Tarpon Inn), a two-story, half-timbered building with a front veranda, demolished in 1956. Park Avenue was terminated on the south by the passenger station of the Houston and Brazos Valley Railway, which is also gone.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (Freeport National Bank Building)", [Freeport, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-AS5.

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