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Meadows Building

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1955, J. N. MacCammon. 5646 Milton St.

A 1950s office building may not seem like a popular building type, but the Meadows Building has enough character to become a local icon. Pink marble end walls bracket long north and south facades composed of unbroken horizontal bands of windows with turquoise spandrels on the north and salmon-colored spandrels on the south. Floor slabs project on the south elevation as sunscreens, and the recessed top floor has a pierced roof overhang. The name “Meadows Building” is scrawled across the mechanical penthouse in a cursive script. A large sculpture garden on the south side with pools and shade trees is a favorite respite from the heat. A two-story retail wing screens the garden from the traffic on Greenville Avenue, but later towers loom on the N. Central Expressway side.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Meadows Building", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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, 171-171.

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