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Commercial Building (McNatt Motor Co.)

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c. 1949. 2401 Johnson St.

The J. P. “Punk” McNatt Motor Co. that once housed Greenville’s Olds and Cadillac dealership is located on the former site of the Hunt County Jail. Aluminum-framed storefront windows wrap the building on two sides. Pink and salmon-colored porcelain enamel panels create a modernist frieze that also comprises a signage band. Resting upon the corner of the building is a fluted tower, tiered like a wedding cake, which once supported a prominent neon sign for the dealership. Although now occupied by a furniture store, the original “J. P ‘Punk’ McNatt Motor Co.” red lettering survives.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (McNatt Motor Co.)", [Greenville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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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, 115-115.

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