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The Coronado

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The wall of buildings on Lindell west of Spring are the handiwork of Preston Bradshaw. The first one in the picture, and the first one built, is the Coronado, built as a residential hotel between…

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Bannister House

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Henry Semple Ames or his mother most likely had this building constructed in 1889, during the boom years for Grand Center. Its neighbors are gone; it was later owned by a Ms. Cushman after the Ames…

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Moolah Temple

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The Moolah Temple’s original purpose, that of the Order of the Mystic Shrine, is now hosted in another building out west, and its new use as a movie theater works well.   Moorish Revival architecture…

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Powell Hall Details

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Covered with an interesting mixture of grotesques, the exterior of Powell Hall, so often viewed only at night while arriving to see a performance of the symphony, never ceases to impress. The central portal of…

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