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Commercial Building and Empresario Restaurant

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1900 and 1903. 139 and 141 S. Courthouse Sq.

Two vibrant brick storefronts are both suggestive of Leffland and both are based on tripartite formula. There the likeness ends as different interpretations of the possibilities of this format are enthusiastically pursued. Both buildings go through the block to Fannin Street; their backs are as good as their fronts. The former Goliad Theater, next to number 139, is a refacing of the Seeligson Building of 1890, designed by N. J. Clayton and Company for Galveston merchant George Seeligson and his Goliad partner Michael Seeligson.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building and Empresario Restaurant", [Goliad, 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, 498-498.

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