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#51 JBB

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

It's definitely no thing of beauty, but I appreciate the building's place in downtown. Like the Purina plant and grain elevators, it adds to the rugged diversity of downtown and serves as a reminder that the area was, even more in the past than now, a center of commerce in the city.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

If you ever wondered of how the building originally appeared, I found a photo from the UTA Library Special Collections taken in 1949.  It shows the 1920's building expanded from 3 to 6 stories, and the 1949 building completed at 4 stories.  The oldest building on the north end of the block was demolished to build the 17 story section in 1971.  The other two were still expanded vertically and re-facaded.  If you look at the upper 3 floors of the 1949 building, you can see that the design was used to unify the entire complex.

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

That was a really lovely set of buildings back then.


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