Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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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. [map]

The Bootery
Abilene, TX
The Bootery was built in 1963. It operated until at least the late 1970s. The building now houses Interiors Consignment. [map]

former Broyles Carpet & Drapes
Abilene, TX


2020 and 2021:
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 which are all gone now. In 1970, Broyles expanded into the building next door with the scalloped canopies that originally housed Furniture Mart. In the 1990s, the buildings were housing Tapestry's, an interior design store. The buildings were vacant for many years. In 2018, work was taking place inside. In 2019, the buildings' trim was repainted and the Tapestry's letters (originally read "Carpet - Drapes") were removed from the sign. The main part of the building was still vacant. For more, see this website. [map]

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. [map]

Pioneer Chrome Shop [gone]
Amarillo, TX
Rabern Rentals
Amarillo, TX
The Pioneer Chrome Shop building appeared to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know what this building housed originally? The building was demolished in 2018.

I believe the Rabern Rentals building was built in 1964 as a Levi Strauss finishing plant. The plant closed in 1998. [map]

Brazoria County Courthouse Addition

Auto Brokers
Arlington, TX
This pair of buildings housed Auto Brokers, a used car lot, when this photo was taken in 2011. By 1962, these buildings were housing Texas Motors Ford. My guess is that one building was used as the new car office and the other for used cars. 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. I believe I saw another pair of buildings like this somewhere in Texas. [map]