Singer Building (Dallas, Texas)
Singer Building in 2010
|Address||1514 Elm Street
|Floor count||3 + Basement|
|Design and construction|
The Singer Building is a 3-story commercial structure located in the Main Street District in downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). The structure is one of a handful of original early commercial structures along Elm Street; many others were demolished and replaced by large office blocks during various building booms.
Designed as the Southwest District Headquarters of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, the steel, concrete and Indiana limestone Singer building was designed by architect George Dahl and opened in 1934. The ground floor contained a sales room and hem-stitching room, offices were on the third floor and the basement served as a stock room. Classes were taught on the second level.
The ground floor retail space changed hands throughout the years, but as of 2009 the building was mostly vacant. Because the structure lacks a fire escape or alley, the upper floors can no longer be occupied. This problem is common to adjacent historic structures and may be solved with the creation of a shared fire corridor.
- The Dallas Morning News, "Work to Begin on New Singer Building Soon", June 12, 1934
- The Dallas Morning News, "Singer Center Opening Today", January 16, 1948