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Bosque Insurance Agency (IOOF Hall)

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1896. 116 N. Main St.

This former Independent Order of Odd-fellows fraternal order building has a two-story Mesker Brothers pressed metal storefront, decorated with arabesques in relief and topped by a central pediment. Only one corner cast-iron pilaster remains, although two others may be covered by brick.

Another Mesker Brothers storefront (wood window components replaced with aluminum) is nearby at 106 Morgan Street. The one-story building (c. 1900) has tall cast-iron pilasters that rise to a multilevel “entablature” of pattered bands, topped in the center with a raised sign panel.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bosque Insurance Agency (IOOF Hall)", [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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