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Texarkana Municipal Building

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1925, C. H. Page and Bro. and Witt, Seibert and Halsey. Texas Blvd. at W. 3rd St.

The completion of the new city hall the same year as the Saenger Theater (LT34) created a de facto civic center for Texarkana. These two back-to-back buildings are compatible in style and material. The Beaux-Arts classical Municipal Building incorporates creamy terra-cotta detailing to complement its tawny brick exterior. Both buildings have a piano-nobile second floor, featuring either pilasters or a colonnade that supports an entablature and a parapet wall. Where the theater’s facade has shallow pilasters, the Municipal Building has full-depth fluted Ionic columns and a bold cornice.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texarkana Municipal Building", [Mercedes, 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, 105-105.

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