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Commercial Building (O'Connor-Proctor Building)

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O'Connor-Proctor Building
1895, Paul Helwig. 202 N. Main St.

The most forceful Victorian storefront in downtown Victoria is the two-story, red pressed-brick and white sandstone building constructed for rancher Thomas M. O'Connor and lawyer David C. Proctor. The projecting, second-story corner tourelle, with its carved base and conical metal cap, punctuates the building's street corner. The building was rehabilitated by the Victoria Junior League in 1975.

A block north at 302 N. Main Street is the Victoria Public Library (1975) by Christopher Di Stefano and Associates of Houston, Victoria's most architecturally distinguished public building of the late twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (O'Connor-Proctor Building)", [Victoria, 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, 479-479.

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