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Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Waco-McLennan County Library
Central Library
Waco, TX
The Central Library branch of the Waco-McLennan County Library was designed by Bush & Witt and built in 1961. These photos are from 2006 and 2011. Later in 2011, the building was remodeled. The entrance has been moved to the side of the building and those details have been lost. [map]

Howard County Central Library
Big Spring, TX
The Howard County Central Library building was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

Lincoln Lock
Duncanville, TX
Corsicana Super Bowl
Corsicana, TX
The Lincoln Lock building was probably built in the 1960s. I believe it originally housed an Ashburn's Polar Bear Ice Cream stand. [map]

I believe the Corsicana Super Bowl opened in the mid-1950s. [map]

former Broyles Carpet & Drapes
Abilene, TX
Broyles Carpet & Drapes was established in 1951. The company moved to this building in 1961 which was designed by Tittle & Luther. According to an article in the local paper about the Grand Opening, the building's brick was painted bone with coral and turquoise trim. The interior had ash blonde paneling and terrazzo floors. In the 1990s, the building was housing Tapestry's, an interior design store. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2011. It was still vacant in 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

Main Street Storage
Denison, TX
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX
The Main Street Storage building previously housed Barrett Drugs. The curved canopy was probably installed in the 1950s or 1960s. That was kept while the upper facade was remodeled around 2008. This photo is from 2011. The "radios", "cameras", etc. signs are from when the building housed the drug store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was designed by Philip Johnson. Texas shell stone was used for the exterior. It opened in 1961. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Pioneer Chrome Shop
Amarillo, TX
The Pioneer Chrome Shop building appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

Union Building
El Paso, TX
The East Wing of the Union Building at the University of Texas at El Paso was built in 1969. [map]

Abraham Chavez Theater
El Paso, TX

Visitor Information Center and Chamber of Commerce
El Paso, TX

Convention & Performing Arts Center
El Paso, TX
The Abraham Chavez Theater, Visitor Information Center and Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Performing Arts Center are part of a downtown complex. The buildings were constructed between 1969-1972. [map]