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Henderson Commercial Historic District (Henderson, Texas)

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Architect  Multiple
Area  10 ha
Added to NRHP  10 March 1995
NRHP Reference #  95000219
Year built  1883
Henderson Commercial Historic District (Henderson, Texas)
Location  Roughly bounded by Charlevoix, Marshall, Elk and Van Buren Sts., Henderson, Texas
Architectural style  Classical Revival, Art Deco, Romanesque

The Henderson Commercial Historic District in Henderson, Texas is a 25-acre (10 ha) historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. In 1995, it included 39 contributing buildings and two other contributing structures.

Its NRHP nomination states:

Most, but not all, of the buildings postdate the opening of East Texas Oil Field in 1931, which ushered in a brief, yet intense construction boom in the district. These properties convey a sttong sense of this era in the district's past and represent a significant part of the area's physical and historical character. This category includes mostly One and Two Part Commercial Block buildings that share many of the same general physical characteristics, such as rectangular building footprints, masonry construction, and 3-bay storefronts, that are associated with their respective broad property type groupings. However, stylistic ornamentation on facades is an effective method of distinguishing buildings in this period of construction from earlier counterparts.

An example of a "One Part Commercial Block building" from the 1920s is the Chamberlain Chevrolet Building at 125 S. Main St.

References

Henderson Commercial Historic District (Henderson, Texas) Wikipedia


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