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Hoffman Block

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1909, Jules Leffland. 400 Center Ave.

This isolated building captures the eye as a colorful design that originally served as a bank and post office. Built in the same year as Leffland's Ragland building in Kingsville ( KA4), the Hoffman composition appears taller by its narrow width, and livelier by its copious use of limestone in contrast to its red brick. Of special note is the three-bay window at its center with a highly embellished pediment supported by polished granite columns.

South of the Hoffman Block, across San Diego Creek, the land rises and affords a scenic view of the town, with its historic buildings and church towers evoking its appearance at the dawn of the twentieth century. The sillar-built José María García Flores House of 1852 at S. Reforma and E. Alice streets is the oldest building in San Diego.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Hoffman Block", [San Diego, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-KA31.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 266-266.

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