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Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building

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Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building

1918 State Office Building and 1933 State Highway Building
The State Highway Building (foreground) in 2009
Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building is located in Texas
Location 125 E. 11th Sts., Austin, Texas
Coordinates
Area less than one acre
Built 1918
Architect Ayres, Atlee B.; et al.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Art Deco
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 97001625[1]
Added to NRHP January 07, 1998

The Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building is an eight-story structure in downtown Austin, Texas housing offices of the Texas Department of Transportation since its completion. Located at the southwest corner of 11th Street and Brazos Street, the building was designed by San Antonio architect Carleton Adams and finished in 1933 at a cost of $455,000. It features elaborate Art Deco styling, including decorative carved limestone panels above the front doors.

The building is located at 125 E. 11th Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places along with the 1918 State Office Building in 1998.

Texas Historical Commission Marker Text

Established April 4, 1917 - Early 20th century Great Depression, federal relief funds stimulated massive road building. Engineers also promoted a new headquarters, and in 1933 completed this state highway building. From here, Dewitt Carlock Greer (1902–1986) served as state highway engineer, 1940–1967, and commissioner, 1969 to 1981, when legislators named the building for him. That year, as the agency's role expanded to public transportation, it managed 71,000 miles of highways for 12 million Texas vehicles. (1997)[2]

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination form" (PDF). Texas Historical Commission. 

External links

  • http://www.txdot.gov


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