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Mexia City Hall

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1927, Page Brothers. 211 N. Sherman St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Spanish Colonial Revival style of this buff brick building complex was sweeping the state in the 1920s, replacing a native heritage based on the Texas missions with a style originating in California. The large auditorium reveals Lombard influence in its loggia of five tall arched openings topped by a false gallery of arches on colonettes and a gabled parapet. The picturesque city hall on the left of the auditorium has a corner bay that rises to an octagonal tower capped with a polychrome tiled dome.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Mexia City Hall", [Mexia, 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, 133-133.

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