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Commercial Building (First National Bank Building)

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First National Bank Building
1929, John M. Marriott. 733 Commerce St.

San Antonio architect Marriott produced a dexterous combination of small-town classicism and modernistic style in this corner building for the First National Bank, whose mixed blend of golden brick is played against the chalkier tones of incised limestone trim. The building marks the boundary between downtown Refugio and the courthouse area in the next block south.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (First National Bank Building)", [Refugio, 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, 491-491.

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