Praetorian Building (Waco, Texas)
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- This article is about the building in Waco. For the building of the same name in Dallas, see Praetorian Building.
|Location||front: 601 Franklin Ave. [rear: 121 S. 6th St., Waco, Texas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||C. W. Bulger & Co.; Builder: Hughes O'Rourke Const.|
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|Added to NRHP||July 26, 1984|
The Praetorian Building is an historic 7-story building located at 601 Franklin Avenue in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Designed by the Dallas architectural firm of C. W. Bulger & Co. in the Chicago school or Modern style of architecture, it was built it 1915 by Hughes O'Rourke Construction to house the Praetorian Insurance Company whose main office, the Praetorian Building in Dallas, had been designed by C. E. Bulger in 1905. Other names the building has borne over the years are Franklin Tower, the Service Mutual Building and Southwestern Building.
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