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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.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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