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Commercial Building

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c. 1910. 453 Commerce St.

Challenging the Hill Building ( BE21) for architectural prominence on this block of Commerce Street is an equally forceful display of ornamental brick detail. Here, the San Antonian contrast of red brick with a buff brick field is exploited in thin panels beneath second-floor windows, decorative vertical piers that alternate rhythmically across the Commerce and 5th streets facades, arched molds above the second-floor windows, and parapet-level corbeling.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building", [Palacios, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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