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Museum of East Texas (Lufkin Historical and Creative Arts Center)

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1976, Wiener, Hill, Morgan and O’Neal; 1981, Wiener, Hill, Morgan, O’Neal and Sutton; 1990, Morgan O’Neal Hill and Sutton. 503 N. 2nd St.

The Arts Center opened in the city-owned St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, built in 1906, which had been gutted by fire in 1969. The red brick church and education building, in a very plain Gothic mode with steep roofs, was expanded around a courtyard in 1981, and additions were completed in 1990 that mimic the church gables. The Shreveport-based architectural firms were successors to the practices of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener, Shreveport’s great mid-twentieth-century modern architects.

The structure for the Pitser Garrison Convention Center (Lufkin Civic Center; 1976, Wiener, Hill, Morgan and O’Neal) at 601 N. 2nd is a volumetric composition with deeply cantilevered roof masses anchored by stout corner blocks.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Museum of East Texas (Lufkin Historical and Creative Arts Center)", [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, 43-43.

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