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Rio Grande Telephone Company

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1931, C. E. Overbeck. 701 E. Washington St.

The only example of Art Deco style in the city, and one of the few buildings constructed during the Great Depression, this building indicates land use change in the West End, as its busiest streets transitioned from residential to commercial use. This real estate trend that began in the 1920s continued throughout the rest of the century.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Rio Grande Telephone Company", [Brownsville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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