You are here

Lufkin Fire Department Administration Building (Lufkin Federal Savings and Loan Association Building)

-A A +A
1959, Wilbur Kent and Floyd Marcellos. 111 S. 3rd St.

Similar in form to the Daily News (LC19), the former savings and loan building has a slightly higher central zone surrounded on three sides by lower wings. The floating character of the central roof with its deep eaves and angled fascias is heightened by the exposed supporting beams, which also have tapered ends. A thin band of windows reinforces the horizontal emphasis. The entrance is screened by a large wall of perforated, pattern block inspired by Wright’s Los Angeles houses of the early 1920s.

The low, windowless (except for a few “gun-slot” windows) police department wing is joined to the two-story bunker-like office complex of the Lufkin City Hall complex (1986, Morgan O’Neal Hill and Sutton) at 300 E. Shepherd Street with a long, galleria-like, quarter-circle atrium roof.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Lufkin Fire Department Administration Building (Lufkin Federal Savings and Loan Association 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, 42-43.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.