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Bosque County Office Building (First National Bank Building)

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1889. 102 Morgan St.

The former bank building is an unusual combination of a first floor of rock-faced limestone with round-arched windows and a second floor of red brick, with stone-trimmed windows. Unfortunately, the cornice, probably pressed metal, has been removed and replaced with a brick parapet. The stark contrast in materials and color is distinctive, further heightened by the horizontal emphasis created by the stone lintel on the second story.

Across S. Main Street at number 101, the Bosque County Collection (Lumpkin Building; 1884) occupies a two-story structure, stuccoed on the front and of rough-cut limestone blocks on the long Morgan Street side.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bosque County Office Building (First National Bank Building)", [Meridian, 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, 264-264.

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