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R. C. Miller Memorial Library

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1982, Gordy and Huffhines. 1605 Dowlen Rd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This branch of the Beaumont Public Library consists of a cast-in-place concrete shell spanned by steel-reinforced wood trusses and lit through clerestory windows of butt-jointed solar glass. By elevating the windows to roof level, Marvin K. Gordy and Bill S. Huffhines maintained a solid perimeter of board-finished, vertically striated concrete, conserving interior wall space. Natural light and views out focus on the sky and surrounding pine and oak trees.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "R. C. Miller Memorial Library", [Beaumont, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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