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Texas Department of Public Safety Building (DPS)

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1952, Kuehne, Brooks and Barr; 1963, 1969, 1972, 1975, Brooks and Barr and Brooks, Barr, Graeber and White (BBGW). 5805 N. Lamar Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)

This state office building is the finest of a set of buildings along N. Lamar Boulevard built after World War II. The modern design of the DPS Building became a standard for office buildings of the DPS and the Texas Highway Department. Other buildings in the vicinity include the State Commission for the Blind (1986, Black Atkinson Vernooy) at 4800 N. Lamar Boulevard and All Faiths Chapel (1969) at the Austin State Hospital at 4110 Guadalupe Street.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texas Department of Public Safety Building (DPS)", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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