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West Central Texas Municipal Water District Building (Bluebonnet Savings and Loan)

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1979, Tittle, Luther and Loving. 410 Hickory St.

This two-story brown brick cube is rotated forty-five degrees to its Hickory Street–N. 4th Street corner site. The thick-appearing walls and narrow windows seem to protect the bank for which the building was constructed. Three tall, segmental-arched openings mark the entrance at the building’s corner facing the parking lot. Though solid and formidable, the building is not oppressive, as is the architects’ design for the county courthouse (see SB12).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "West Central Texas Municipal Water District Building (Bluebonnet Savings and Loan)", [Abilene, 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, 308-309.

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