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Myers Drug Building (I. Schwartz and Co.)

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1906, 1927, Oscar Ruffini. 29 S. Chadbourne St.

The two-story, red brick and stone building with blunt classical detail began as a one-story dry goods store designed by Ruffini with cast-iron storefront columns. The second-floor addition of 1927 was accorded an order of brick pilasters and entablature, accented by stone capitals and stringcourses. The result is a plain version of other classical Ruffini designs of the 1920s. The vertical extensions of the pilasters above the parapet are chimneys.

Across S. Chadbourne Street at number 30, the six-story Trust Building (San Angelo Bank and Trust Co.; 1910, Sanguinet and Staats) was San Angelo’s first skyscraper. It is a more conventionally detailed counterpart to Sanguinet and Staats’s Flatiron Building in Fort Worth (FW14).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Myers Drug Building (I. Schwartz and Co.)", [San Angelo, 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, 409-409.

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