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Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (Refugio County Library)

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Refugio County Library
c. 1960, Charles B. Donnelly. 815 Commerce St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

Occupying the southwest corner of King's Memorial State Park is Refugio's public library, the work of Corpus Christi architect Donnelly. The modern building is intriguing because in juxtaposing the serrated geometry of the concrete folded-plate roof structure with the angled wall planes of the reading room, it disguises the library's rectangular configuration and symmetrical plan arrangement.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (Refugio County Library)", [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, 488-489.

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