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Mission Historical Museum (John Shary Building)

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John Shary Building
1939, Harvey P. Smith. 900 Doherty Ave.

Appropriately located near the railroad depot and industrial corridor, this building served as center of operations for Nebraska-born citrus magnate John Shary. The two-story, nine-bay, symmetrical brick building is a good example of Smith's restrained interpretation of Spanish Mediterranean, which, in this case, he combined with a broken scroll pediment at the entrance that recalls American Colonial Revival. The building now houses a museum interpreting the town's history.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Mission Historical Museum (John Shary Building)", [Mission, 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, 291-291.

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