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C. R. Rich Building

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1906. TX 19 at FM 1280

The two-story red brick commercial building, the most prominent building remaining in town, has a three-bay front portico with two recessed entrances on the first floor and a five-bay second floor with paired Corinthian colonnettes on piers between each window. These pressed metal features match those found in the Mesker and Bros. of St. Louis mail-order catalogs. The flat-roofed portico of four tall square columns is a later addition. Second-floor windows on the side elevations have segmental brick arches, and the long walls have corbeled brick brackets and stepped parapets.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "C. R. Rich Building", [Lovelady, 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, 34-34.

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