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City of Wharton Police Department Building (Houston Lighting and Power Company Wharton Service Center)

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Houston Lighting and Power Company Wharton Service Center
1965, Dunaway and Jones. 1407 N. Richmond Rd.

The regional electrical power company, Houston Lighting and Power Company, built distinctive local office buildings throughout its service region in the mid-1960s. Its former Wharton Service Center Building is a one-story, flat-roofed, brick building with a modular steel, aluminum, and glass pavilion affixed to its highway front. The building is set back from Richmond Road on an intensively planted four-and-a-half-acre site, representing the complex of modern architecture and pastoral suburban landscape at its most attractive. The building was rehabilitated as headquarters of the Wharton Police Department by Stern and Bucek of Houston in 2010.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "City of Wharton Police Department Building (Houston Lighting and Power Company Wharton Service Center)", [Wharton, 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, 451-451.

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