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PATH (Coats-Powell Clinic)

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1941. 402 W. Front St.

This International Style clinic building has an irregular, three-part horizontal massing, smooth-stuccoed walls, ribbon-like metal-framed casement windows that wrap the corners, and glass block windows at the front entrance. The curved parapets give the clinic an element of plasticity, introducing a level of architectural sophistication rarely encountered outside of the state’s major metropolitan areas. To the left of the entrance are a series of incised horizontal reveals. The building is the headquarters of PATH (People Attempting to Help), a nonprofit assistance organization.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "PATH (Coats-Powell Clinic)", [Tyler, 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, 64-65.

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