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Corpus Christi City Hall

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1988, Taft Architects and Kipp Richter Architects. 1201 Leopard St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

The city hall reconfigured several city blocks, as if to symbolically locate it in the middle of a square, much like a courthouse. Organized along a cross-axial plan revolving around a six-story, light-filled central rotunda, the brick-clad cubic building has four identical facades. Similar to its now-demolished Colley-designed predecessor at the water-front, which signaled the civic endorsement of modernism, the new city hall represents the arrival of Postmodern in Corpus Christi.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Corpus Christi City Hall", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 243-243.

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