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Skyline Maker: The Architecture of David S. Castle


  • The Grace Museum - History Galleries 102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX, 79601 United States (map)
 David S. Castle Co. Electric House Beautiful, Abilene, Texas: North and South Side Elevations, item, February 12, 1923;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804849/m1/1/?q=electric%20house%20beautiful: accessed July 5, 2018),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc. 

David S. Castle Co. Electric House Beautiful, Abilene, Texas: North and South Side Elevations, item, February 12, 1923;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804849/m1/1/?q=electric%20house%20beautiful: accessed July 5, 2018),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc. 

This exhibition will highlight the career of Abilene architect David S. Castle. As one of the most significant and prominent architects in Abilene and the Big Country in the early to mid-1900s, David S. Castle designed and built hundreds of schools, residential buildings, hotels, medical buildings, municipal buildings, churches, recreational buildings, and courthouses. The exhibition will discuss Castle’s role in the history of architecture in Abilene and the surrounding areas, concentrating on Castle’s contributions to the evolution and growth of Abilene. The buildings he designed are a reflection of the development of Abilene as a trade route and important hub in the oil industry throughout the early twentieth century.

Later Event: February 21
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