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Municipal Building (Greenville Municipal Auditorium)

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1939, William R. Ragsdale; later alterations. 2821 Washington St.

Greenville architect Ragsdale, who worked with Charles Page on the county courthouse (KR19) in 1929, used the same stepped massing as in the courthouse, yet the detail is more spare and without a hint of historic classical detailing. When it was completed, the beige brick building housed a variety of municipal government functions, including offices, fire department, city jail, and auditorium. It was funded through the National Industrial Recovery Act and was built under the auspices of the PWA. Later additions have inserted solid blocks within the former court formed by lateral wings, altering the hierarchy of the original masses.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Municipal Building (Greenville Municipal Auditorium)", [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, 115-116.

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