Praetorian Building (Waco, Texas)

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Praetorian Building
Praetorian building 2009.jpg
Praetorian Building in 2009
Praetorian Building is located in Texas
Praetorian Building
Praetorian Building
Praetorian Building is located in the United States
Praetorian Building
Praetorian Building
Location601 Franklin Ave.,
Waco, Texas
Coordinates31°33′18″N 97°7′55″W / 31.55500°N 97.13194°W / 31.55500; -97.13194Coordinates: 31°33′18″N 97°7′55″W / 31.55500°N 97.13194°W / 31.55500; -97.13194
Arealess than one acre
Built1915 (1915)
Built byHughes O'Rourke Const.
ArchitectC. W. Bulger & Co.
Architectural styleChicago
Part ofWaco Downtown Historic District (ID11001094[1])
NRHP reference No.84001911[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 26, 1984
Designated CPFebruary 3, 2012

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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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