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Perry Building

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1950, Wilbur Kent. 107 W. Lufkin Ave.

The four-story Perry Building is an attractive example in Lufkin of the International Style on the brink of midcentury modern. Windows in the upper three floors are linked by recessed panels of glazed green tile to form continuous horizontal bands. Countering the horizontal rush, a central five-story block rises with windows vertically stacked between narrow fins. A cantilevered canopy wraps both street fronts shading the tall first floor.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Perry Building", [Lufkin, 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, 41-41.

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