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Law Offices (Campbell Furniture Company)

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c. 1925, Shirley Simons. 117 E. Lufkin Ave.

The exceptionally tall, first-floor glazed store-front is framed by cast-iron engaged Corinthian columns supporting an entablature at the second floor line. The central of three upper-floor windows has an arched cast-stone surround and a balustraded false balcony. Cast-stone roundels float in the brick walls above the other two windows, and a cast-stone cornice has a small scrolled pediment. Every surprising feature of this composition illuminates Simons’s idiosyncratic talent.

Simons also designed the former three-story brown brick First National Bank (1927) at 103 E. Lufkin. The ground floor has been altered except for the entrance loggia of two Ionic columns in antis. Roundels are just below the second-floor windows. Simons had his office on the building’s second floor. His father-in-law, Edwin T. Mantooth, was bank president and was the likely connection for his many commercial and residential commissions in Lufkin before he moved to Tyler.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Law Offices (Campbell Furniture Company)", [Lufkin, 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, 41-41.

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