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The Lufkin Daily News (Lufkin Publishing Company Building)

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1959, Wilbur Kent and Floyd Marcellos. 300 Ellis Ave.

A strong Wrightian influence is evident on a number of Kent’s projects in the late 1950s. This expansive newspaper complex is articulated with low roof heights at the office block and higher blocks for the printing plant, joined by the corner public entrance pavilion in an intermediate height. The flat roofs have deep overhangs with angled fascias, the principal stylistic devices, and windows are grouped into continuous horizontal bands with their stone sills contrasting with the rose brick walls.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "The Lufkin Daily News (Lufkin Publishing Company Building)", [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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