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Lynch Building

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1878, 1881; 1975 rehabilitated. 340 S. 2nd St.

The first stone mercantile building constructed in Albany is the east half of this two-story structure; the Masonic Lodge was on the second floor. Smooth-faced stone pilasters support segmental arches spanning three wide openings on the first floor and contrast with the rock-faced blocks of the walls. Second-floor windows have segmental arches with dropped keystones. The west section, at the S. Main corner, was built in 1881, with the Live and Let Live Drug Store below and Knights of Pythias hall above. First- and second-floor openings are rectangular.

At 308 S. 2nd, the boxy two-story modern house (2010) with a stuccoed finish and roof overhangs by Richard Wintersole shares a site with the 1907 Claude Walraven House and two corrugated-metal-clad studios also by Wintersole.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Lynch Building", [Albany, 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, 286-286.

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