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Commercial Building (Stringer Mortuary)

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1925. 2613 Stonewall St.

The two-story buff brick building has an unusual facade composed of a wide central bay flanked by two narrow bays defined by masonry pilasters. Each pair of pilasters supports a cast-stone composition crowned by a three-dimensional head of a pharaoh gazing calmly over Stonewall Street. With the exception of these Egyptian features, perhaps the mortuary’s symbolic forecasting of eternal rest, the building’s facade reflects a Prairie Style influence.

The adjacent and considerably larger building on the corner at 2615 Stonewall is the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 335 (c. 1890). The three-story tawny brick structure’s prominent pressed metal cornice over modillions is its primary stylistic asset.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (Stringer Mortuary)", [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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