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Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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Panhandle Regional Planning Commission
Amarillo, TX
This Panhandle Regional Planning Commission building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. It features an incredible cast concrete screen. [map]

former Skaggs Drug Center
Amarillo, TX
This former Skaggs Drug Center was built in 1962. It now houses a Pinkie's Liquors. The building behind the liquor store houses the ALT (Amarillo Little Theatre) Academy and Amarillo Screen Graphics. For more, see this website. [map]

Rabern Rentals
Amarillo, TX
Police Department
Seymour, TX
I believe the Rabern Rentals building was built in 1964 as a Levi Strauss finishing plant. The plant closed in 1998. [map]

This Police Department building appears to be from the 1960s. The building originally housed Mitchell's Cafe. It had opened by 1961. The building later housed a donut shop and a youth center. [map]

Kelly-Moore Paints
Hurst, TX
This Kelly-Moore Paints building appears to be from the 1960s. I don't know if this paint store was the original tenant. [map]

commercial building
Denton, TX
This commercial building was built in 1965 for Joe Alford Florist. It was designed by Thomas Polk Miller and Mary Isabel Mount Miller. [map]

City Hall
Plainview, TX
This City Hall building appears to be from the 1960s. The drive-thru window on the side of the building makes me suspect that this might have been a bank originally. I suppose it could just have been a payment window for the City though. This City Hall will be moving to another building in 2018. [map]

Texas Department of Corrections
Huntsville, TX
Las Palmas Public Health Center
San Antonio, TX
This Texas Department of Corrections building appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Las Palmas Public Health Center building originally housed the Las Palmas Branch Library. It was built in 1969. [map]

Police Headquarters [gone]
San Antonio, TX
John H. Wood Courthouse
San Antonio, TX
This Police Headquarters was built from 1960-1962. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, demolition of the building began in order to build a new courthouse.

The John H. Wood Courthouse was built as the United States Confluence Theatre for the 1968 HemisFair. The building now houses the the U.S. Courts Library. The Tower of the Americas, also from the Hemisfair, is visible in the background. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
Kerrville, TX
Sedberry Furniture
Waco, TX
The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library was built in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sedberry Furniture building was built in 1951 as a H.E. Butt Grocery store. It later housed Hicks Rubber which sold tires and appliances. The outline of the vertical letters for "Hicks" is just barely visible on the pylon. [map]

Moody Coliseum
Abilene, TX
The Moody Coliseum is located at Abilene Christian University. It was built in 1968 and is used for basketball, concerts, and other events. For more, see this website. [map]

James M. Delmar Field House [gone]
Houston, TX
The James M. Delmar Field House, aka Delmar Stadium, was built in 1958 as a gym. It was later part of a high school sports complex. The building had a parabolic roof. It was demolished in 2013.

Sears
Houston, TX
former Lifeway Christian Store
Houston, TX
This Sears sign doubles as a bus stop shelter. It was built in 1950. The store is still open and the sign is lit at night. Does anyone know when this store was built? [map]

This Lifeway Christian Store building appears to be from the 1960s. This photo was taken in 2006. This sign is gone now. The building now houses the South Main Baptist Church Youth Center. [map]

ICC Cosmetology School
Houston, TX
I believe the ICC Cosmetology School building was constructed in 1960. [map]

Robert Mueller
Municipal Airport
Austin, TX
Shelters
Snyder, TX
The Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened in 1934 and closed in 1999. This control tower which was built in 1961 has been saved. It was restored in 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

Several of these Shelters were installed downtown in 1968 as part of a "beautification program". [map]

Auto Brokers
Arlington, TX
2011:
2017:
This pair of buildings housed Auto Brokers, a used car lot, when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the used car lot was known as J.R.'s Auto. The signs over the buildings must have revolved at one point. One of them still reads "Hoppy's" on one side and "Village" on the other. Does anyone know what this place was used for originally? I believe I saw another pair of buildings like this somewhere in Texas. [map]