Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Robert Mueller
Municipal Airport
Austin, TX
Fannie Davis Town Lake Gazebo
Austin, TX
The Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened in 1934 and closed in 1999. This control tower was built in 1961. It was restored in 2010. This photo is from 2018. The building that was next to the tower with the scalloped canopy next to it was demolished. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fannie Davis Town Lake Gazebo was designed by J. Sterry Nill and built from 1968-1970. It was restored in 2012. It was fenced off in 2018 when this photo was taken, presumably for landscaping work or further restoration. For more, see this website. [map]

More Austin:
Collections Deposit Library

Babe Didrikson
Zaharias Museum & Visitor Center
Beaumont, TX
Howard County Central Library
Big Spring, TX
Pyramid Building [gone]
Cleveland, TX
The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum & Visitor Center was built in 1976. Babe exceled in numerous sports including golf, basketball, track, baseball, tennis, swimming, diving, boxing, volleyball, handball, bowling, billiards, skating, and cycling. She was also an Olympic athlete and medal winner. [map]

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

This Pyramid Building was probably built in the 1960s or 1970s. It may have started out as a commercial building. It appeared to be used as a residence in later years. It was demolished around 2021.

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home

Corsicana Super Bowl
Corsicana, TX



I believe the Corsicana Super Bowl opened in the mid-1950s. It became the Corsicana Park Lanes and the building was repainted around 2013. [map]

Sears [gone]
Dallas, TX
This Sears store was built in 1965. It was incorporated into the Valley View Mall which was built in 1973. The store closed around 2013. It was demolished in 2019. For more, see this website.

Tower Garage
Dallas, TX
Reunion Tower
Dallas, TX
The Tower Garage, a downtown parking garage, was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

The Reunion Tower was designed by Welton Becket & Associates and built in 1978. The 560-foot-tall observation tower was originally part of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The concrete cylinders act as elevator shafts, offering views of the city to passengers. The geodesic dome on top is dotted with lights that can flash in different patterns. There are two observation decks, a restaurant, and a cocktail lounge at the top of the structure. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

commercial building
Dallas, TX
Jackson St. Parking Garage
Dallas, TX
This commercial building was built in 1961. It features a honeycomb pattern concrete screen. It looks like it might have housed a bank originally. The building appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2017. [map]

The Jackson St. Parking Garage was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

City Hall
Dallas, TX
City Hall was designed by I.M. Pei and Partners and built in 1977. The inverted pyramid has a 32-degree angle and was constructed of cast-in-place concrete. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

First National Bank Tower
Dallas, TX
These mushroom-style canopies are located on the lower rooftop deck of the First National Bank Tower. The building was built in 1965 as an office tower. It was designed by George Dahl and Thomas E. Stanley. It has also been known as Elm Place. In 2017, it was being renovated into residential space which will soon be known as The Drever. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Nardis of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Golden Gate Foods
Dallas, TX
The Nardis of Dallas building was designed by Joseph F. Gordon and Associates and built from 1964-1965. The company was a women's apparel manufacturer. The building housed their manufacturing plant and offices. It now houses a boxing club. For more, see this website. [map]

The Golden Gate Foods building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

WFAA-TV Radio and Television Studios
Dallas, TX
Rogers Electric Supply
Dallas, TX
The WFAA-TV Radio and Television Studios building, aka the WFAA Communications Center, was designed by George L. Dahl and built in 1961. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rogers Electric Supply building was also designed by George L. Dahl. It was built in 1959. The building now houses Steinway & Sons Pianos. This atrium staircase shared the space with a giant ficus tree for many years. [map]

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Kalita Humphreys Theater