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Continental Lofts (Continental Gin Company)

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1888–1914; 1997 adaptive reuse, Oglesby Greene. 3309 Elm St.

Robert S. Munger patented numerous advancements to cotton-ginning equipment, opening a plant in Dallas in 1885 and building these brick structures in 1888 to manufacture his cotton gin equipment. After expanding the business to Birmingham, Alabama, he became the largest maker of gin equipment in the nation. This four-building compound charts the growth of his enterprise from simple brick structures along the Texas and Pacific tracks to larger buildings with exposed concrete frames.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Continental Lofts (Continental Gin Company)", [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, 175-175.

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