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Comfort Visitor's Center (Comfort State Bank)

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Comfort State Bank
1907. 7th St. at High St.

Now the town's visitors' center, this former bank is an excellent illustration of how to use a corner site for maximum impact. The small building is organized around the angled-corner entrance, set behind a pair of Richardsonian Romanesque arches springing from a single granite column. The large scale of the coursed limestone blocks and the round-arched windows of the facade all combine to give it a monumentality fitting for a bank. The upper-level details, including a small tower above the entrance corner and stone piers with brick infill, give the building the illusion of a second floor.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Comfort Visitor's Center (Comfort State Bank)", [Comfort, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB32.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 207-207.

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