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Sherman Jazz Museum (Travis Lodge No. 117)

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1924. 201 E. Lamar St.

The classical portico of the former Travis Lodge, a two-story structure of buff brick over a raised basement, is reached by a two-flight run of monumental steps, an exaggerated processional way for the modest height. Paired columns with early Greek Corinthian capitals support the pedimented portico. The building was sold and converted to a museum of jazz in 1985, with collections and artifacts of nationally renowned musicians.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Sherman Jazz Museum (Travis Lodge No. 117)", [Sherman, 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, 120-120.

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