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Sampson-Henricks Building

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c. 1859, Abner Cook; 1983 restoration, Ford, Powell and Carson. Congress Ave. at 7th St.

This handsome building may be the oldest commercial building downtown and is straightforward in design with such Italianate details as round-arched windows and a bracketed cornice. The building is unusually deep, taking advantage of its side frontage on 7th Street to provide a separate entrance for a hotel that occupied its western end. Restoration of the building in 1983 became a catalyst for other reinvestment in the business district.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Sampson-Henricks Building", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-AU18.

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