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Salvation Army Building (Great National Life Insurance Company Building)

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1963, Grayson Gill. 6500 Harry Hines Blvd.

This is a typical garden office building of the 1960s with a raised second floor around an atrium, and its variations created the best of its type in north Dallas. A robust cast-in-place concrete frame with deep beams allows wide, unobstructed, floor-to-ceiling windows that are deeply recessed from the face of the structure. A unique aluminum screen of projecting triangular shades within a diagonal frame wraps the second floor, providing shade and deep texture. Dallas architect Gill was otherwise noted for his period-style houses in the Park Cities.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Salvation Army Building (Great National Life Insurance Company Building)", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 162-162.

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