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David S. Castle Architectural Tour

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.

Join The Grace and the AIA, Texas Society of Architects Abilene Chapter on Saturday, May 4 for a drop-in historical tour of some iconic Abilene buildings designed by David S. Castle. Local architects will be on hand at each site to provide history and architectural insight about each location.  Guided tours will be available at specific times.

*PLEASE NOTE: Participants should wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared to sign waivers at some locations.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please arrive for tours at each individual location (not The Grace Museum).

1:00 - 2:30 PM

  1. Historic Paramount Theatre
    352 Cypress Street
    special guided tours* at 1:30 and 2 pm
    *guided tour groups are limited to first 20 participants

  2. Federal Building - COURTROOM ONLY*
    341 Pine Street
    special guided tours* at 1 pm and 2 pm
    *guided tour groups are limited to first 20 participants - meet on the Pine Street Entrance to Post Office

2:30 - 4:00 PM

  1. New American Home & GE House of Tomorrow (Sheppard/Elliot Home) - DOWNSTAIRS ONLY*
    2142 Idlewild Street

  2. Old Abilene High School/Lincoln Middle School - EAGLES NEST GYM ONLY*
    1699 South 1st Street
    *Eagles Nest entrance on Peach street - parking available in front of main building and on streets.
    **All participants must sign waiver of liability prior to entering the building.

For more information please contact Rebecca Bridges:

Earlier Event: May 3
Tot Spot
Later Event: May 7
Abilene Gives