The Westerly Granite in Texas

Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI  02891


Houston, TX

Southern Pacific Railroad Building, 915 Franklin St, Houston, Tx


Contractor: New England Granite Worls
Material: Red Westerly granite
Cost: $15,250
Date Ordered: December 5, 1910
Date Shipped: April 17, 1911
Features: Building details. The building that housed those offices shows the verticality of the Chicago School of architecture – it is built with the traditional base, shaft and crown. But the abstract ornamentation - the buff brick scored with red mortar patterned around blue tile - shows a strong Southwestern Indian pattern making the building more Art Deco than Beaux-Arts. Jarvis Hunt, who also built Union Station in Dallas, based the design loosely on a Renaissance palazzo. 
Architect: Jarvis Hunt:
Location: 915 Franklin St, Houston, Tx




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