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Firewheel Town Center

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2005, David M. Schwarz Architectural Services. 245 Cedar Sage Dr.

Advertised as “a Main Street–style shopping, dining and entertainment destination,” the one-million-square-foot complex is arranged on an axial plan with a long, rectangular park and a fountain as the focus. The end of the main axis is the curved facade of the 18-screen movie theater. Two-story buildings line the streets with facades clad in a variety of faux historical styles. Street trees and on-street parking, supplemented by surface parking lots at the perimeter, give the impression of an early-twentieth-century downtown. One facade, with a curve and a marquee that looks like a 1930s–1940s movie house, is not a theater, but instead encloses several shops. The large theater, an IMAX, is farther down the road.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Firewheel Town Center", [Garland, 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, 190-190.

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