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Longview Fire Department (Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station)

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1936, attributed to Percy Zimmerman. 100 E. Cotton St.

Between 1930 and 1940, Longview’s population doubled as the city was transformed by the oil industry into a thriving commercial and industrial center. A new city hall and fire station facility was constructed two blocks south of the railroad tracks to replace the 1905 municipal complex. The building’s design is attributed to Zimmerman, who completed a residence in Nugget Hill for Will C. Hurst (1934; 802 N. 6th Street; see LT5) in the Mediterranean style. Each building exhibits similar symmetrical massing executed with lush, Texas fossilized Cordova Cream limestone facades and a red tile roof.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Longview Fire Department (Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station)", [Longview, 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, 91-91.

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