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Commercial Building (Ben Shelton's Dry Goods and Groceries)
Although the former Ben Shelton's Dry Goods and Groceries retains all its decorative brick detail, the loss of its paneled wood, plate glass, and canopy-covered storefront has diminished the building's architectural impact. The tripartite division of the facade suggests the possibility of Leffland's authorship, although it departs from his familiar three-part storefronts. The Refugio Theater (1931) by Malcolm G. Simons of San Antonio at 706 Commerce Street has suffered loss of its original sidewalk-level front, canopy, and sign. A second-story window, framed by cast-stone Spanish Baroque detail and a pair of cast-stone quatrefoils are the surviving remnants of Simons's design.
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