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Ballinger Police and Municipal Court Building (City Hall and Fire Station)

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1930, Paul G. Silber Company. 106 N. 9th St.

This picturesque, tawny brick building features a polygonal tower, a stepped gable, a wraparound iron balcony, and red tile roof. The three arched bays of the fire department face the railroad tracks.

Nearby at 700 Railroad Avenue the former Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and Abilene and Southern Railway Passenger Station (1911), now the City Hall, has rock-faced sandstone walls, bracketed eaves, and the tall curved parapets of the company’s identity. Unfortunately, all the materials have been painted white on the building’s Railroad Avenue frontage.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Ballinger Police and Municipal Court Building (City Hall and Fire Station)", [Ballinger, 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, 313-314.

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