Municipal Building – Greenville TX

Description

In 1939, civic leaders in Greenville successfully submitted an application to the federal government to obtain funding through the Public Works Administration for a new municipal building. The white brick facade of the building, designed by local architect William R. Ragsdale, fused Art Deco and Modern styles.

The lower floor housed offices for city government and civic organizations, such as the chamber of commerce. The jail and fire department used the building also. The upper floor was the municipal auditorium.

Eckert & Fair Construction Co. of Dallas built the structure for $148,700. Upon completion, the building was dedicated on October 24, 1939, and a recital by former Greenville resident Mack Harrell, a baritone with the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York City, christened the 1,734 seat auditorium.

Source notes

http://www.countylinemagazine.com/September-October-2014/GMA-Celebrates-75th-Anniversary/

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on January 10, 2015.

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Location Info


2821 Washington Street
Greenville, Texas 75401

Coordinates: 33.138700, -96.109627

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