Texas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 3)

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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.

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
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]

Golden Gate Foods
Dallas, TX
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]

Tower Garage
Dallas, TX
Reunion Tower
Dallas, TX
Midland County Courthouse [gone]
Midland, TX
Fannie Davis Town Lake Gazebo
Austin, 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]

The Midland County Courthouse was built in 1930. It was remodeled to its current look in 1974. This photo is from 2012. The building was demolished in 2015. For more, see this website.

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]

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]

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]

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 and 2. [map]

Lincoln Lock
Duncanville, TX
Pioneer Chrome Shop [gone]
Amarillo, TX
The Lincoln Lock building was probably built in the 1960s. I believe it originally housed an Ashburn's Polar Bear Ice Cream stand. This photo is from 2011. The building now houses the Dash Studio beauty salon. [map]

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.