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Administration Building, Kilgore College

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1936, Phelps and Dewees. 1101 S. Henderson Blvd.

Flush with revenue from the oil boom, Kilgore established a junior college in 1935, assisted with funding from the PWA. The modern classic Administration Building, by Henry T. Phelps, sits astride the axis of a formal Beaux-Arts-inspired campus plan. A central two-story block with vertically stacked windows and recessed spandrels conveys a temple aspect, flanked by projecting single story wings. Phelps’s earlier work in Spanish, Mission, and classical styles followed national trends, as does this Moderne design.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Administration Building, Kilgore College", [Kilgore, 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, 77-77.

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