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Old Lakewood Library

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1937, Lucius O’Bannon. 6342 La Vista Dr.

The corner of the triangular site formed by two shopping strips was filled by one of Dallas’s earliest branch libraries. Its stepped plan addresses all three streets, even more suitable today, as it serves as offices for a number of businesses. With walls of Texas fossil limestone in a random rectangular pattern, the complex of hipped and gabled roofs and round end bays is unified by a continuous cornice line and repeated entrance doors framed with split-scroll pediments.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old Lakewood Library", [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, 177-177.

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